Beth Houston

Writer, Educator, Publisher

BETH HOUSTON, MA, MFA, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at ten universities and colleges in California and Florida and has worked as a writer and editor. Her publications include poetry, fiction, and nonfiction books, and over two-hundred works in literary journals such as Yale Review, California Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, Chicago Review, New York Quarterly, Sand Hill Review, Sinister Wisdom, 13th Moon, Blue Unicorn, and The Road Not Taken, as well as anthologies including the Able Muse Anthology and Drive, They Said: Poems About Americans and Their Cars. The Literary Review featured her poetry on Web Del Sol, and she was the featured poet in Half Tones To Jubilee and the first featured poet at Able Muse Review. Beth is also poetry editor at Rhizome Press.

Beth's provocative books on Deism challenge prescribed beliefs with new thoughts about God, religion, spirituality, science, politics, and creativity. Her e-book bundle,
Exit Religion, Enter God, published by New Deism Press, is her most recent contribution to the discussion. Beth's mystery thriller, Blood Moon Burning (Nighthawk Books), pivots around child sex trafficking and vigilante serial murders. (Or does it...?) In a past life Beth worked for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, and was a sheriff's 9-1-1 dispatcher and police property evidence custodian. Family members have been FBI agents and Assistant Inspector General. Beth loves catching the bad guys, if only in her books.

Beth spends a good deal of time online advocating for progressive causes, her primary focus being the dismantling of oligarchy in the U.S. and abroad, eradication of sex trafficking, and the movement away from religion-centered fundamentalist extremism to the God-centered commonsense benevolence known as spiritual Deism. Be sure to check out her eclectic
blog. Learn more about Beth and her books on her Amazon Author page, Goodreads, Facebook, Facebook Author, and Twitter.