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 andDrive, 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 poetry editor at Rhizome Press. Be sure to check out Extreme Sonnets, featuring nearly two hundred sonnets by over forty contemporary poets, and Extreme Formal Poems, featuring over 150 expertly crafted poems by nearly forty of the best poets writing today, many of them multi-award winners. Extreme Sonnets II is due out in 2022.
Beth's mystery thriller, Blood Moon Burning (second edition, Nighthawk Books), pivots around sex trafficking and vigilante serial murders dangerously entwined with the former romance between two women sleuths working the case. Beth worked for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was a sheriff 9-1-1 dispatcher and a police property evidence custodian. Family members have been FBI agents and an Assistant Inspector General.
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. Learn more about Beth and her books on her Amazon Author page,Goodreads,Facebook,Twitter, and her blog.