Hi, I'm Beth Fehlbaum, and I write Young Adult realistic fiction.
I'm best known for The Patience Trilogy: Courage, Hope, and Truth, which is available for acquisition.
Hope in Patience is a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Check out reviews of The Patience Trilogy here.
My latest, Big Fat Disaster, is Book 1 of a planned trilogy, and it's already getting great reviews from authors and librarians who were asked for a "blurb"! Check out the reviews here.
If you're a student doing a report on me, click on the BIO tab. If that doesn't answer all your questions, use the CONTACT tab under the HOME tab. Thanks!
Contact my agent, Gina Panettieri, for info on acquiring my work.
(Click the "Contact" tab under the "Home" tab for Gina's email address).
The Patience Trilogy is the story of fifteen-year-old Ashley, a sexually abused girl whose life begins anew when she is placed in fictional Patience, Texas, with the biological father she never knew. Click on THE PATIENCE TRILOGY tab; you will find chapter previews, synopses, and reviews.
My latest novel, Big Fat Disaster, is the story of a teen girl whose world is blown apart when she finds a photo of her father, the minister of one of the biggest churches in town, kissing a woman who is NOT his wife. Her mom, a former Miss Texas contestant, flees with Colby and her oh-so-perfect little sister, Drew. They find themselves living with her dad's sister, Leah, the black sheep of the family whose son, Ryan is gay. Colby is forced to confront secrets she's kept about herself, as well as decide for herself what she believes about the world and the way it works. Click on the Big Fat Disaster tab to read the Synopsis and Chapter 1.
School & Library Visits Available
*I will correlate activities to your state's Language Arts standards; lesson plans provided with contract.
Choose from one of the following, and/or I can create a program to fit your needs:
1. Reading from one of the Patience books and taking questions from the audience
2. Conducting a writing workshop with middle- or high school students
- thematic elements in my books
- what it is like to write realistic fiction, drawing on personal experiences
- the importance of "showing, not telling" in writing
- the revising and editing process; the importance of writing more than one draft (especially geared to reluctant middle school & high school students)
- why honesty in writing is so important
- tackling the "tough stuff" in literature: why do it?
Fee contingent upon travel expenses and what kind of program you want. Payment terms finalized with returned signed contract.
I suggest you look through the Teaching Resources on my website and use the info to get students thinking about questions they'd like to ask me.
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