Beth Kanell

Fiction Writer

283 East Village Rd
Saint Johnsbury, 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 books, a kitten, and many apple trees.

Publications & Prizes

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

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 update: May 07, 2019