Beth Kephart is the author of five memoirs, an autobiography of a river, the corporate fable ZENOBIA: THE CURIOUS BOOK OF BUSINESS (co-authored with Matthew Emmens), and give acclaimed novels for young adults. On October 25, 2011, Egmont USA will publish YOU ARE MY ONLY. In the summer of 2012, Philomel will publish SMALL DAMAGES. Kephart is at work on a memoir about teaching, a novel for adults, and a prequel to her acclaimed Centennial era novel, DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS (Egmont USA).
Kephart's A SLANT OF SUN was a 1998 National Book Award finalist, a Salon.com Best Book of the Year, and the winner of other honors. INTO THE TANGLE OF FRIENDSHIP was written with the support of an NEA grant; GHOSTS IN THE GARDEN was a Book Sense pick; FLOW: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PHILADELPHIA'S SCHUYLKILL RIVER was supported by a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant; and UNDERCOVER, released in September of 2007, was named a best young adult book of the year by School Library Journal, Kirkus, Amazon, and others. The winner of the 2005 Speakeasy Poetry Prize, a contributor to many anthologies, an occasional teacher and frequent reviewer, Kephart has written for publications ranging from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post, to Family Circle, Philadelphia magazine, Salon.com, Real Simple, and Parenting.
Kephart is the strategic writing partner in an award-winning, boutique marketing communications firm called Fusion.
Kephart's blog, Beth Kephart Books, was named a top five author blog in 2009 by BBAW. Please visit her at: http://beth-kephart.blogspot.com/
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YOU ARE MY ONLY (Egmont USA, October, 2011)
SMALL DAMAGES (Philomel, Summer 2012)
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