GOING OVER is a Junior Library Guild selection and has received starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. Click on the image for more information.
at home, with books. photo by William Sulit
I was a child writer-dreamer who never strayed far from that path. Today I’m the award-winning author of seventeen books—dreaming my way toward more by night, while running a boutique marketing communications firm by day. I'm privileged to teach creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania in spring semesters. I love writing about the intersection of place and memory for the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. I am honored to review literature for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Always and most importantly, I am privileged to be a mom. Look for GOING OVER, my eighteenth book, from Chronicle on April 1, 2014. My work has been or is being translated into sixteen languages. All content Copyright 2007-2013 Beth Kephart Books.
Nest. Flight. Sky.
"... strives to give all those who grieve the hope that there is peace, a peace that we can live with and thrive with, as long as we remember to breathe and be alive." — Savvy Verse and Wit. Click the link to get your copy for just $2.99
HANDLING THE TRUTH: on the making of memoir
Named a Finalist in Books for a Better Life Awards program. Featured in O Magazine. Starred Reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, a Top Ten September Book at BookPage. For more on this book please tap the image.
Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
Named a Kirkus 2013 Best Middle Grade Book of the Year. STARRED Kirkus: "An outstanding and ultimately life-affirming tale." For more, tap the image..
2013 Carolyn W. Field Honor Book/Pennsylvania Library Association. Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year List. New York Times Book Review feature, BookPage feature, LA Times Summer Reading Guide Selection, Starred Review, Publishers Weekly. Starred Review, Kirkus. Starred Review, Shelf Awareness. "Stunning."— Ruta Sepetys Click the image for more information and reviews.
Absolutely honored to be included in Philadelphia's Literary Legacy at Philadelphia International Airport. For details, click on the Philly image above.
March 12, 2014, 8 PM Elizabeth Boatwright Croker Visiting Writers Series Converse College Spartanburg, SC Details here.
April 10, 2014 Texas Library Association TAYSHAs Reading List and Authors' Panel Going Over San Antonio, TX Details to come.
April 26, 2103 Little Flower High School Teen Writers Festival Philadelphia, PA
This afternoon, we took the journey back in time—to a riverfront lunch and then to our first home, 19 Burns Road, Ashburne Hills. My father bought this house in 1957 for $14,000 with help from the GI bill; he put ten percent down. My brother and I were born here, played in a sandbox out back, waited for my father to come home from his crazy hours at the Marcus Hook plant where, as a chemical engineer, he helped thwart fires, build a catalytic converter, and manage the flares on the stacks that are depicted here, behind him, as he drove.
Some years have gone by since then, maybe a few. But in so many ways, he hasn't changed a bit.