Beth Fine

Educational Fiction Author – Serious Thinker – Child at Heart

Educational Fiction

Educational Fiction Fills Knowledge Gaps

Reading is the door to deepening one’s general knowledge or interest in a particular topic. Most citizen, academic, and practical activities depend on an informed membership who reads proficiently. As an educational fictional author, I have developed a way for juveniles and young adults to improve their reading and comprehension skills through my middle school […]

A Good Read Drives You to New Locations

A good read comes in different packages depending on a reader’s taste. For a good read, a reader will likely choose his favorite type of book. A good read may be a beach book, a Harlequin romance, or even a self-help tome for the reader to scan while getting a tan. A good read may […]

Why Educational Fiction Offers Stepping Stones to Success

The Picaresque of Ímagine Purple is an educational fiction mystery series with Teachable Moments, Grade Level Vocabulary, and Age-Appropriate Topics as the reader matures and progresses through the books. An attentive reader of novels may prefer fictional stories from a wide range of sub-genres: romance, adventure, historical, fantasy. Although that reader may casually learn age-appropriate […]

The Thrill of the Classroom

Having just returned from a 7-week road trip out west to market my mystery series The Picaresque of Ímagine Purple to schools, bookstores, and libraries, I serendipitously got to view performances of my play, “The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery.” Although now settled back home, I admit feeling a thick layer of contentment icing over […]

Literacy Project in Africa

Gabriele Strohschen, associate professor and faculty mentor at DePaul University and Beth Fine, historical fiction author, met last fall at a continuing education conference. Now having joined efforts on a small, private literacy project with Dream of a Child Community Development Program (DACODEP) in Bondo, Africa, they have struck out on an adventure with the […]

My First Book Cover

This is so exciting! 🙂 This story introduces readers to an amateur sleuth with carrot-colored hair and simultaneously kicks off my educational fiction series. I’ve talked about her and lived with her for years; along the way, I’ve shared her with several of you, and now it’s almost time for others to meet her! The simple cover […]

Why do I have a disclaimer?

Why have I put a disclaimer on my stories? Why, because I want to speak freely. Philosophically, I believe that exposure to the world is inevitable for our precious progeny. Within boundaries of safety, we want them to learn that peer pressure, following the crowd, and cultural input alone cannot yield the refined individual God […]

Johnny (Still) Can’t Read

Remember the adage Johnny Can’t Read. Honestly, Janie did little better? Baffling as it was, we still have the same problem … only the names have changed. We now produce Kristins and Kevins…Keishas and Kyles…Kellys and Kennys…Kendras and Kalebs who still cannot read! Degreed educational doctors and curriculum specialists annually wrestle over new acronyms to […]

Publisher with potential?!

For joy and hope renewed, my heart leaps with gratitude and wonder at the likely acceptance of not one, but two, of my works. The process will be months in the making. What an amazing Christmas present from the Giver of all good gifts!

For the love of words

http://www.dictionaryproject.org/national/story/linda-keetch%E2%80%99s-gifts-carry-extraordinary-value Just wanted to draw your attention to this site  http://www.dictionaryproject.org/ and the above link in particular. The subject is  something close to my heart and which dovetails nicely with the concept for my educational fiction series (The Picaresque of Imagine Purple, aka The Imasodes). One concept I used for readers of my series is visual […]