Beth Fine

Educational Fiction Author – Serious Thinker – Child at Heart

Positive Thinking

Teen Literature and Culture

Lately, I’ve grown concerned over the alphabetical canon of fiction being read by teens: aliens, demons, dragons, fairytale, fantasy, monsters, occult, vampires, witches, wizards, and zombies. Although we all get stuck in a “fun” genre from time to time, I wonder if the above list may somehow separate future adults from the reality, discernment, and […]

Thinking about Positive Thinking

As the author of the Picaresque of Ímagine Purple, I have a few characters  that tend to go blithely into a positive mindset about everything, often without caution or critical thinking. I’m torn between remolding them or giving them free rein. Responsibly handling characters is quite a balancing act. Selah.   When I was in […]