Beth Castrodale started out as a newspaper reporter and then transitioned to book publishing, serving for many years as an editor for an academic press. She has completed three novels: Marion Hatley (Garland Press), a finalist for a Nilsen Prize for a First Novel from Southeast Missouri State University Press; Gold River; and In This Ground, an excerpt of which was a shortlist finalist for a William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Beth recommends literary fiction on her website, and she has published stories in such journals as Printer’s Devil Review, The Writing Disorder, and Mulberry Fork Review. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.