I was a child writer-dreamer who never strayed far from that path. Today I’m the award-winning author of fifteen 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. Always and most importantly, I am privileged to be a mom. My work has been or is being translated into sixteen languages. All content Copyright 2007-2013 Beth Kephart Books.
Absolutely honored to be included in the upcoming Philadelphia Literary Legacy Exhibition at Philadelphia International Airport. For details, click on the Philly image above.
HANDLING THE TRUTH: on the making of memoir
Featured in O Magazine. Starred Reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus. For more on this book please tap the image.
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Dr. Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
STARRED Kirkus: "An outstanding and ultimately life-affirming tale." For more, tap the image..
"Breathtaking in its beauty and with great heart, You Are My Only brings readers the story of a kidnapped young girl that they will never want to forget."— Amy Riley. "... a psychologically taut novel...readers will be on the edge of their seats." — Publishers Weekly. "Kephart's prose is poetry in motion." — Family Circle. "Readers will eat up this realistic variant of the youthful fantasy about finally finding one's real parents and being properly appreciated." — BCCB To pre-order, or for more reviews, click on the cover.
June 23, 2013, 1 - 3 NYC multi-author signing Books of Wonder Dr. Radway's Sarsparilla Resolvent, Small Damages Details here. June 27, 2013, 10 AM Project Flow Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Philadelphia, PA
July 2, 2013 Philadelphia Literary Legacy Unveiling Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA Details here July 18, 2013, 9 AM to Noon Coffee Klatch Leader Philadelphia Business Journal Third Annual Women's Conference Crystal Tea Room Wanamaker Building Philadelphia, PA
July 27, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 PM Launching Small Damages paperback/Memoir Workshop with Debbie Levy Hooray for Books Old Town Alexandria, VA
August 6, 2013 Launching Handling the Truth with a memoir workshop Free Library of Philadelphia (details to come) Philadelphia, PA
August 8, 2013 Reflecting on the Great George Childs (and Dr. Radway) Ardmore Rotary Club Merion Cricket Club Haverford, PA
August 13, 2013 Five Author Event Details to come
September 7, 2013, 10 AM - noon BookPassage Memoir Workshop 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925
September 7, 2013, 3 PM Books Inc. Memoir Workshop Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA
September 8, 2013 Redwood Writers Workshop Memoir Workshop Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa Santa Rosa, CA 95405
September 17, 2013, 7 PM Dr. Radway Launch Radnor Memorial Library Radnor, PA
September 22, 2013 Chestnut Hill Book Festival Chestnut Hill, PA (details to come) October 3, 2013, 6 PM University of Pennsylvania Bookstore Memoir Workshop/Handling the Truth Philadelphia, PA (details to come)
October 10, 2013 Bryn Mawr College Elizabeth Mosier's Writing for Children Class (Dr. Radway) Bryn Mawr, PA
October 19, 2013 Big Blue Marble Bookstore Reading with Liz Rosenberg Philadelphia, PA (details to come)
October 20, 2013 Talking Memoir with Linda Joy Myers @ Rosemont College Rosemont, PA (details to come)
March 12, 2014, 8 PM Elizabeth Boatwright Coaker Visiting Writers Series Converse College Spartanburg, SC
My dashing son came home yesterday for a brief spell—long enough for me to share photos from Miami, long enough for him to update me on his various, most recent travels, long enough for me to share some thoughts about some pages I'd been reading, long enough for him to laugh out loud.
He is one handsome, charming guy.
This is how I felt when he left: all full of sun and ocean spray.