I'm Beth and I write things. Usually those things are about history, but sometimes they're about ghosts, gardening, distant planets, or comic books. My work has been featured in print, film, and on television on Travel Channel, The Biography Channel, History, and the Emmy Award-winning program "Virginia Currents".
I suppose you're here to find out more about me and my work, right? Well, here's that awkward bit you've been waiting for where I talk about myself in the third person:
Beginning her career as a visual artist and illustrator, Beth Brown turned her creative focus toward writing in 2007 after learning that the history and legends she had been researching as a hobby were quickly slipping away with the previous generation. Her non-fiction books became a mission to preserve the events of the past while making them fun and entertaining for modern readers. She made the transition to fiction in 2013 with Underground, an urban fantasy for middle-grade readers that carefully weaves true historical events with action and adventure.
Beth Brown lives in Richmond, Virginia. She is available to speak to groups about writing, publishing, and Virginia history. Please contact her via email to request a brochure of workshop offerings or to schedule an appearance for your book club, class, library, museum, or special event.
Latest Works(Click Images to Purchase)
Underground -AVAILABLE NOW!
Nothing exciting ever happened in Emily’s sleepy Church Hill neighborhood. Just when she’d come to accept that she lives in probably the most boring place ever, a giant sinkhole opens up in the middle of the street and swallows two cars.
All of the new excitement nearby fuels her curiosity so much that Emily can’t avoid it clouding her typically good judgment. With the help of her best friend Sarah, she decides to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of the hole and the strange behavior of the city officials in charge of repairing it. When they find themselves in over their heads with the investigation—and trapped at the bottom of the pit—the girls learn that there is much more buried beneath the surface of their hometown than just its shadowy history. Read more...
exposes a closet full of historical skeletons in Virginia's capital
city. Tales of murder, deception, and even of pirates tried and executed
in the heart of downtown will lead readers on a journey into the evil
side of the city's past.
2010 Library of Virginia
People's Choice Award
Haunted Battlefields leads you on a literary journey to thirteen of Virginia's most haunted Civil War sites in search of spectral residents. Visit Cold Harbor, Henry House Hill, and the Bull Run Bridge at Manassas, Fredericksburg's Sunken Road, Grant's Headquarters at Appomattox Manor, and many more ghostly places!
a Paranormal Investigation - a Training Guide
a Witch's Kitchen - Celebrating Seasonal Magic in Every Meal