Beth Kander grew up in the small-town Midwest and spent more than a decade in the Deep South, always collecting stories. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her novels draw readers in to her characters' lives, often exploring haunted pasts, interconnected narratives, or re-imagined folklore. An award-winning playwright, she has more than a half-dozen scripts represented by Stage Rights, is the playwright in residence each fall at the Ashland New Plays Festival, and has worked with theaters across the country. She lives in Chicago with her family and their giant rescue dog Oz.
Beth is represented by Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio.