About Me

Personal Details
  • Birthday: April 9
  • Birth Place: The back of a faerie's wing
  • Children: 2
  • Marriages: 1
  • Anniversary: November 28, 1992
  • Present Location: Undisclosed
  • Other Places Lived: Austin, Texas suburbs; Fort Hood, Texas; Southcentral Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois suburbs; Cleveland, Ohio suburbs; Baltimore, Maryland suburbs; Washington D.C. suburbs
  • Website: http://www.bethdurkee.me/ (Also see "Author Beth Durkee Fan Page" on Facebook.)
  • Occupation: Author
  • Religion: Roman Catholic Christian
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Favorite Color: Too hard to decide. They are all pretty!

Beth Durkee is a self-published author who also writes under the pen name Efran Myles. Please see the My Books page for titles and purchase links.

 Her titles include:  
  • The Last Day, book 1 in Of Avalon e-series, is a "Vocabulary Builder" title for 11 to 14 year olds. It is also a prequel to The Legend of Lord Randall Castle eSeries. (This eBook is available FREE on Amazon.com, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and others.)
  • Spellbound Souvenir, book 2 in The Legend of Lord Randall Castle e-series, was released November 23, 2014. It is also a "Vocabulary Builder" title.
  • Engaging Enchantment, book 1 in The Legend of Lord Randall Castle e-series, was released on October 3, 2014. This Historical Fantasy ("Vocabulary Builder" title) hit and held #27 on Amazon.com's October 7, 2014 TOP 100 LIST of free SF/Fantasy books for several hours during its 1-day free promotion.
  • The Rumor's Secret, 2012, is OUT OF PRINT. It was a short piece written for fun and to promote singer/songwriter (and childhood friend) Darryl Markette's May 4, 2012 "Pinko de Mayo" fundraiser concert in Schaumburg, IL.
  • Memory of Romance, rated 4-stars by Reader's Favorite, this volume is now only available as part of the A Memoir. A Testimony. ebook series. 
  • Memory of Miracles, rated 5-stars by Reader's Favorite and 4-stars by Online Book Club (their top rank), this volume is now only available as part of the A Memoir. A Testimony. ebook series.
  • The Bleeding Love, 2011, an experiment in interactively written stories. Reader's Favorite 4-star rated. Originally read section by section online as it was written, this story is now free on Amazon and other eBook retailer sites.
  • Navigating Marital Abandonment, Published 2010 (see the Youtube trailer) Reader's Favorite 5-star rated Bronze medal winner for relationship self-help (fact). Affordably priced on Amazon or through your local bookseller.
  • The Disposable Noble Wife, Published 2009. Reader's Favorite 5-star rated Silver medal winner for Christian Romance (fiiction). Affordably priced on Amazon.
  • Youtube's "Toad Tales," series of four video shorts animated by Doug Pibal (Toad and Fly, Toad Courting, Toad and Fly Again, Toad Encounters) (Free on Youtube.)
  • For Young Children: Mr. Morrison Climbs a Tree and Charlie & Snickers
  • This blog, A Writer's Blot (Free to readers.)
  • A few paragraphs in Ess-Jee Rautenbach's second edition of, How To Stand For Your Marriage.
If you like this blog, you may enjoy Beth's books, available on Amazon.com!

One thing Beth really loves about blogging is its interactive nature. She thrives on the positive feedback of her readers and watches her statistics to see how many readers, and from which countries, are reading her words. As a stortyteller, it is very important to hear people's reactions, but interaction is one thing writers rarely have the opportunity to enjoy. Blogging enables that interaction.

A Writer's Blot is Beth's original blog. It started out being a catch-all for her thoughts and feelings. Today, it catches and relays mostly fun or interesting stories from her daily life.

Another thing Beth truly enjoys is watching her blog statistics to see where her writing has reached. Almost every morning, she eagerly checks to see who has been touched by her words. So far, she is very excited to count the following countries (in alphabetic order) that have viewed this blog:
  • Algeria,
  • Argentina,
  • Australia,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Belarus,
  • Belgium,
  • Brazil,
  • Canada,
  • Czechia,
  • China,
  • Colombia,
  • Denmark
  • Egypt,
  • France,
  • Georgia,
  • Germany,
  • Ghana,
  • Greece,
  • Guadaloupe,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Hungary,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,
  • Iran,
  • Iraq,
  • Ireland,
  • Israel,
  • Italy,
  • Ivory Coast (Africa)
  • Japan,
  • Jordan,
  • Kenya, 
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Latvia,
  • Libya,
  • Macau,
  • Malaysia,
  • Mauritias,
  • Mexico, 
  • Montenegro,
  • Morocco,
  • Netherlands,
  • New Zealand,
  • Nigeria,
  • Northern Mariana Islands,
  • Norway,
  • Pakistan,
  • Peru,
  • Philippines,
  • Poland,
  • Portugal,
  • Romania,
  • Russia,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Serbia,
  • Singapore,
  • Slovenia,
  • South Africa,
  • South Korea,
  • Spain,
  • Sweden,
  • Taiwan,
  • Thailand,
  • Turkey,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • United Kingdom,
  • Ukraine,
  • U.S.A.
  • Venezuela,
  • Vietnam.
(NOTE: Please post a comment to any of Beth's blog entries if your country has been overlooked and the situation will be quickly remedied.)