About the Author
Beth Brown is a connoisseur of freckled faces, carnival sideshows,
and dry wit. Her creative career began not
with writing, but with visual art and illustration. This probably
explains why she still prefers to write with a paper and pen.
Beth turned her focus
toward words 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.
A passionate supporter of the DIY arts movement,
Beth founded the publishing house Iron Cauldron Books in 2007. The
company's goal is to provide a publishing outlet for writers of
controversial paranormal topics
without having the artistic merit of their work altered to suit the market. Beth currently
serves as the Senior Editor at Iron Cauldron Books.
Beth Brown lives in Richmond, Virginia. She is available to speak to
groups about writing, publishing, paranormal topics, and Virginia
history. Please contact her
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)
Richmond Macabre Volume
resurrects the spirit of the first installment of Richmond
Macabre by offering eleven new terrifying tales from Virginia
authors. Beth Brown provides the introduction for this chilling
Nightmares From the River City
offers fifteen short stories of
ghosts, vampires, zombies, and unnamable
terrors that dare you to peer into the shadows of the River City, but
you must first be certain you are prepared to glimpse the horrors that
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
Plantations of Virginia spotlights 20 historic homes and the
author's explorations of the ghostly encounters reported at each. Find
out why the tales of murder, suicide, hidden fortune, and heartbreak at
these sites cause spirits to linger.
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
developed as a training manual for the Virginia Society of Paranormal
Education and Research (VASPER), this guide is now available to all
beginners and would-be ghost-hunters hoping to capture evidence of the
supernatural for themselves.
a Witch's Kitchen - Celebrating Seasonal Magic in Every Meal
cook's reference balances the comforts of winter, the fresh tastes of
spring, the revitalizing flavors of summer, and the abundant harvests of
autumn in one spell-binding book. Brown has packed nearly 100 vegetarian
recipes into this collection that showcase nature's bounties at their
peak from three generations of kitchen witches.
THE VIEW FROM HERE
photography adventure, "The
View From Here", comes in the wake of her
highly successful Trinket a
Day project. Every day during 2013,
she is shooting and sharing a vignette from her daily activities. Readers
are invited to follow the project's progress while learning about what
goes on behind-the-scenes in a writer's life.
TRINKET A DAY 365
Inspired by fellow Richmonder
Noah Scalin's "Skull
a Day" project, Beth began a creative journey on January
1, 2011 that ended on December 31, 2011. The "Trinket
a Day 365" adventure spotlights her jewelry-making skills and offers
readers a look at her unique daily creations. Artists of all types are
invited to participate in creative challenges, explore visual and
written art prompts, and absorb a little motivation from Beth's blog
posts about the processes involved in making art. The project and a bit
of Beth's advice on setting goals for creativity can be found in the
Unstuck from Voyageur Press.
THE FULL SPECTRUM (RADIO)
Beth Brown and Rusty O'Nhiall, the
team who brought you Mysterious & Unexplained, are together again
on this exciting and informative talk
show. On The Full Spectrum,
Rusty and Beth have stepped outside of their usual format to bring
together a show that explores a wide variety of topics including
current events, forensics,
parapsychology, conspiracy theories, the paranormal, and more. Nothing
is left out in their search to bring listeners a show that will leave
them questioning and wondering about the world's mysteries.
The Full Spectrum airs
internationally on digital radio via PsiFM Radio. In the US, catch the
show every Monday night at 8 PM Eastern