Beth Fine

Educational Fiction Author – Serious Thinker – Child at Heart

Reading

The Punctuation Police

I’ve heard of the Secret Police, Thought Police, Language Police and Fashion Police, but I had no idea there was an underground squad of Punctuation Police! My son-in-law follows and even posted to a site called Apostrophe Catastrophes where ordinary people upload photos of blatant apostrophe misuse. Check it out—http://www.apostrophecatastrophes.com/ Alas, in todays’ world w’hen […]

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 […]

“We Don’t Need No Education”

Pink Floyd’s prophecy of “We Don’t Need No Education” has played out in reality out over the last four decades. Now, when I consider what has happened in American public education is mirrored in England as well, the song may actually be sadly prophetic. What struts around calling itself “academic achievement” I describe as throwing […]

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 […]