Beth Kanell

283 East Village Rd
Waterford, VT 05819

Author's Bio

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 She lives in Waterford, Vermont, with her husband and many apple trees.

Publications and Prizes

Cold Midnight
(Brigantine Media, 2012)
, The Darkness Under the Water
(Candlewick Press, 2008)
, The Long Shadow
(Five Star, 2018)
, The Secret Room
(Brigantine Media, 2012)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
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

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Last updated: Oct 07, 2016