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Beth Kephart is an American author of non-fiction, poetry and young adult fiction for adults and teens. Kephart has written and published over ten books and has received several grants and awards for her writing. She was a National Book Award Finalist for her book "A Slant of the Sun: One Child’s Courage." She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son. She is a writing partner in the marketing communications firm, Fusion Communications, and occasionally teaches and lectures at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kephart was first published in Iowa Woman magazine and has said she was writing poems from the time she was quite young, and that she very influenced by music, the sound of words.
I loved to sing. I loved to perform, with my brother and sister, to the sound tracks of The Music Man or My Fair Lady or Windjammer. I always had rhymes sliding around in my head. So that even as I got older, I would return to Robert Louis Stevenson and Hans Christian Andersen to see how they created what they created. I would read F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway and Sinclair Lewis, also, to learn about how words fit together. And then, of course, there was Black Beauty." [emphasis added].


-Beth Kephart


Kephart is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was a participant at the Bread Loaf Writing Conference, Middlebury, Vermont, with Jayne Anne Phillips; 1996 Prague Writing Conference, Czech Republic with William Gass and Jayne Anne Phillips; and 1995 Spoleto Writing Conference, Spoleto, Italy with Rosellen Brown and Reginald Gibbons, 1994.

Kephart is a prolific writer and reviewer and has penned reviews and essays for various publications, including:

  • New York Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Salon.com
  • Washington Post
  • Book World
  • Wall Street Journal Europe
  • Philadelphia magazine
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Family Circle
  • Parenting
  • Real Simple
  • Reader’s Digest
  • New Jersey Life
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
  • Main Line Today
UNDERCOVER, her first book for young adults, was named a 2007 best book of the year by Amazon.com, Kirkus, and School Library Journal.

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Total Books: 49
Love A Philadelphia Affair
2017 - Love a Philadelphia Affair (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439913161
ISBN-10: 1439913161
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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Behind the Song
2017 - Behind the Song (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492638810
ISBN-10: 1492638811
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Tell the Truth Make It Matter A memoir writing workbook
2017 - Tell the Truth Make It Matter a Memoir Writing Workbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781546819493
ISBN-10: 1546819495
Genre: Reference
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Nest Flight Sky On Love and Loss One Wing at a Time
2017 - Nest Flight Sky on Love and Loss One Wing at a Time (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781536635614
ISBN-10: 1536635618
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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One Thing Stolen
2016 - One Thing Stolen [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606382953
ISBN-10: 060638295X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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This Is the Story of You
2016 - This Is the Story of You (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781452142845
ISBN-10: 145214284X
Genre: Children's Books
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Going Over
2015 - Going Over (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781452128863
ISBN-10: 1452128863
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Dangerous Neighbors
2015 - Dangerous Neighbors (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781606843116
ISBN-10: 1606843117
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Flow The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River
2014 - Flow the Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781592136377
ISBN-10: 1592136370
Genres: History, Science & Math
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Gipsy Song Le Choix de Kenzie
2014 - Gipsy Song Le Choix De Kenzie [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782732459103
ISBN-10: 2732459100
Genre: Children's Books
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You Are My Only
2013 - You Are My Only (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781606845332
ISBN-10: 1606845330
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Handling the Truth On the Writing of Memoir
2013 - Handling the Truth on the Writing of Memoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781592408153
ISBN-10: 159240815X
Genre: Reference
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Small Damages
2013 - Small Damages (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142426418
ISBN-10: 0142426415
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Dr Radway's Sarsaparilla Resolvent
House of Dance
2010 - House of Dance (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061429309
ISBN-10: 0061429309
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Heart Is Not a Size
2010 - The Heart Is Not a Size (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061470486
ISBN-10: 0061470481
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Nothing But Ghosts
2009 - Nothing But Ghosts (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061667961
ISBN-10: 006166796X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Undercover
2009 - Undercover (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061238956
ISBN-10: 0061238953
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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No Such Thing as the Real World
2009 - No Such Thing As the Real World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061470585
ISBN-10: 0061470589
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Zenobia The Curious Book of Business
2008 - Zenobia the Curious Book of Business (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781576754788
ISBN-10: 1576754782
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Ghosts in the Garden Reflections on Endings Beginnings and the Unearthing of Self