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Books, Encouragement, Teaching and Hope.

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

In the pages of this website, you’ll find book recommendations, reflections on life, writers’ resources, and much more.

I’m a writer, mainly of middle grade fiction, and a reader across ages and genres. I love to share things I believe will encourage and teach, and give hope.

I write for kids like the kid I was, who often feel on the outside looking in. 

I write to tell them, and myself, “You’re okay. We’re okay.”

The By Word of Beth Blog

In my blog, I share about books I’m reading, talk about writing craft and art, interview writers and illustrators, think about words, and muse about life in general and the writing life in particular.

Here are some recent posts. You can find more by clicking the Blog tab in the header menu.

For older posts or a particular topic, go to any post and search the sidebar archive by date, or click a topic in the tag cloud.

Julie Hedlund’s Resolution Revolution!

Image by Bich Tran, from Children’s author Julie Hedlund challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions)…

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Website Redo is DONE!

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Dusts off hands, polishes corners, looks around in satisfaction… The website redo is DONE! Bet you thought it would…

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I want to thank my wonderful friend, Christy H., for coming up with the title of my website and blog: By Word of Beth

I created the banners throughout the website using Canva

The author photo was taken by my trusty laptop, Airy. For other photo credits, please see the Policies page linked above for copyright info.