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
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
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)
combines glam rock, Douglas Adams-style quirk, and an Indiana
Jones-worthy adventure set on a far-future science fiction stage. When
galactic super-celebrity Zondra Solaris is kidnapped by a group of monks
from a fringe cult that worships David Bowie, she fights to separate
fantasy from reality while trying to make her own ego shut
up long enough to actually do something for the greater good.
League of Space Pirates:
Precognitive Universe of Emergent Desire
is a collection of short stories inspired by pulp novels of the
early 1960s. The collection highlights the misadventures of a group of
25th Century pirates disguised as a rock band as they travel the galaxy
to fight The Man and kick out the jams.
is a contemporary story of two teen girls determined to investigate
a huge sinkhole that mysteriously appears in a traffic circle near their
homes. The investigation leads them--quite by accident--to the bottom of
the sinkhole and into a maze of tunnels below the city's streets. When
the girls encounter a race of strange creatures who call the tunnels
home, they find themselves at the center of a battle they never knew was
being fought--one that they can resolve if they manage to escape the
dark hidden passages beneath their peculiar town.
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.
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS
Beth joined the talented team of pop and pulp culture aficionados at
Geeks of Doom
in April, 2013 as comic book reviewer "Doc
Brown." She remains at the forefront of dark, gritty, and
experimental comic releases and offers her analysis of each for fellow
readers and fans. Her latest articles and reviews can be found
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.