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Friday Night Reads: Beth Ann

This week I'll be hosting my twentieth #FriNightReads! It's where I read the first chapter from an indie author, live on my author Facebook page. This Friday I'll be live-reading from Beth Ann's A Light in Small Places: a Memoir. Step back in time into frontier American heartland with her poignant retelling based on her grandmother's memories of rural Missouri. Now, here's more from this week's indie author...

How did you first start writing?

It was many years ago, but I enjoyed my English writing class in college, probably because the professor was more encouraging than critical. After reading my essay about my Dad, the professor said the essay made him want to meet my Dad. Journals were an "in" thing in my college days, and I always had some sort of journal with me. I gave my grandmother a journal since she was always a storyteller. It wasn't until after I retired from work that I had enough time to lose myself in a longer writing project, and I typed up my grandmother's journal mainly so the next generations of the family could know her.

Why do you love it?

I like the variety of places on the earth and travel so I've always loved descriptions about places that take you on a journey to that place. I've enjoyed the research behind writing. I enjoy getting into the moment with the characters. I love to daydream. 

More on Beth:

Beth is a retired nurse who lives with her husband in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The town was named back in history because one of the natural mineral springs made a chugging sound that reminded people of the sound of a steamboat going up a river. Together, they have enjoyed living here for many years and love spending time outdoors, hiking, and cycling. In winter, they enjoy skate skiing, backcountry ski touring, and downhill skiing.

You can visit her author website HERE

#FriNightReads is a collaborative live-read author Ryan P Freeman hosts each Friday at Titlewave Books. The goal is to help bring talented indie authors into the spotlight where they can enjoy the exposure and delight they deserve. To watch this celebration of talented indie authors, simply pop over to Ryan's author Facebook, Friday nights at 7p MT.

Want to have your own book read on the show or help sponsor #FriNightReads?

- Just message me, Ryan P Freeman, HERE!


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