GOING OVER is the Gold Medal Winner/Historical Fiction/Parents' Choice Awards, a YALSA BFYA selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Novel for Youth, a School Library Journal Pick of the Day, an Amazon Big Spring Book, an iBooks Spring's Biggest Book, and has received starred reviews from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness.. Click on the image for more information.
I was a child writer-dreamer who never strayed far from that path. Today I’m the award-winning author of eightteen 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. GOING OVER, a Berlin 1983 novel, was released from Chronicle on April 1, 2014. My work has been or is being translated into sixteen languages. All content Copyright 2007-2014 Beth Kephart Books.
FLOW: Now available as a paperback!
"There is no more profound or moving exploration of Philadelphia’s history."—Nathaniel Popkin Originally released in 2007, Flow is now available as an affordable paperback. More on this book—the autobiography of a Philadelphia river—can be found by clicking on the image.
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
Winner, Books for a Better Life/Motivational Award. Named Top Writing Book by Poets and Writers. 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. Winner of the Parrott Library Honor Award. 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.
July 15, 2014 Project Flow Fairmount Water Works Philadelphia, PA
September 29, 2014, 2:00 PM Nonfiction Panel with Stephen Fried and Neal Bascomb PaLA Convention Lancaster County Convention Center Lancaster County, PA
October 14, 7 PM River of the Year Keynote Schuylkill River Heritage Area Montgomery County Community College West Campus Community Room
October 16, 7 PM River of the Year Keynote Schuylkill River Heritage Area Trinity Urban Life Center Philadelphia, PA
November 1, 2014, 4:00 PM University of Pennsylvania Homecoming Panel Young Adult Fiction Panel Kelly Writers House Philadelphia, PA
April 10, 2015 Talking about FLOW, the required 7th grade read St. Albans School Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Let Us Be Honest A New Directions in Writing Memoir Workshop Residence Inn Pentagon City, VA details here