DOWNLOAD A FREE SAMPLE: GOING OVER is a Junior Library Guild selection, 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.
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
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.
April 26, 2104 Little Flower High School Teen Writers Festival Philadelphia, PA
April 30, 2014, 7:30 PM Going Over launch party Radnor Memorial Library Wayne, PA, Details here.
Last evening, my husband, son, and I joined my father for a final meal at the club that has been part of the Kephart tradition for more than thirty years. All three Kephart children celebrated their weddings at Aronimink; my mother, brother, and sister celebrated their graduations there; my mother held an annual party for those who participated in her Great Decisions club; my mother's memorial lunch was held here. There were Easters and Fourth of Julys. There was, years ago, tennis, and sometimes I, better at the backhand than the forehand, even won.
But all good things do finally come to an end, and last night we raised our glasses to years spent and memories made.