Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of 21 books—including six memoirs—and the 2015/2016 recipient of the Beltran Family Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir won the 2013 Books for a Better Life Award (Motivational Category and was named a best writing book by O magazine, Poets & Writers, and many others.
Ms. Kephart’s other books include Love: A Philadelphia Affair and acclaimed novels for teens. She is a National Book Award finalist and an NEA and Pew grant winner. She is a partner in Juncture Writing Workshops, has lectured about memoir in venues across the country, and writes frequently on the topic for the Chicago Tribune.
She blogs daily at http://beth-kephart.blogspot.com/.