Beth Kanell is a poet and author of several adventure travel and local history books. For The Darkness Under the Water, her first novel, she drew on her family background of New England farm and forest, a neighbor's tales of his Abenaki heritage, and the discovery that part of her own town, in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, had vanished underwater. Mother of two grown sons, she has always told stories, especially to teens, and the story of 15-year-old Molly Ballou became the one that mattered the most (see www.BethKanell.com). She lives in Waterford, Vermont, with her husband and many apple trees.
Publications and Prizes
Cold Midnight (Brigantine Media, 2012), The Secret Room (Brigantine Media, 2012), The Darkness Under the Water (Candlewick Press, 2008)
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E. L. Konigsburg, King Baby by Lia Purpura, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron, Touchstone by Laurie King
Conversations at Curlew Creek by David Malouf; Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams; Still to Mow by Maxine Kumin; Strong Is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell; Here, Bullet by Brian Turner; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré; Swallowdale by Arthur Ranson; The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgdon Burnett
Laurie King; Colin Cotterill; Adrienne Rich; Donna Leon; Ellen Bryant Voigt
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Listing last updated: June 22, 2013