Beth Fine

Educational Fiction Author – Serious Thinker – Child at Heart

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What Readers of Ímagine Purple Are Saying:

“This story is far beyond what I thought. It kept me on pins and needles. These new bios help readers understand the characters, especially why Vanna is a high-class thief. I felt sorry for Brady in prison. While Cal should wear a different cologne, Shelton needs to get rid of his jealousy and take a […]

Incredible Year Ends at a Cliff

Moving from a foreign country, down-sizing my home, resolving a 10-year old accident case, and having two books in the publishing process within one year have made me feel like an apprentice royal wedding planner. I am stretched thin in my energy, a bit broke in my pocketbook, but not yet bankrupt in my spirit. […]

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 […]

What’s in a name? (My two cents about Rap)

RAP: Everyone has an opinion, so here’s mine… As much as I enjoy Ice Tea on Law and Order, understand his show-biz savvy to exploit his notoriety to the hilt, and admire his idea of rap competitions to get kids involved with words, I would appreciate his putting a “d” on his name (Iced Tea) […]

Words Mean Something

OMM: Words do mean something. They either beat out the truth or discourage or incite. A primal beat always incites. Answer = error in answering a thing before you hear it; a soft answer (turneth away wrath) Love = seek the highest good for another, not to make you feel good about yourself Reproofs = […]

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 […]