Beth Houston, MA, MFA, has taught creative writing, literature, and composition at ten universities and colleges in California and Florida and has worked as a writer and editor. She is a member of PEN America-Professional and the Academy of American Poets. She has published nine books and over two-hundred works in literary journals (not including haiku).
Her provocative books on Deism challenge prescribed beliefs with new ways of thinking about God, religion, spirituality, science, politics, and creativity.
Her new novel, Blood Moon Burning, is a mixed genre mystery suspense-thriller + lesbian romance with a Southern gothic and feminist-literary vibe. She worked for the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women and was a police property-evidence custodian and a sheriff’s 9-1-1 dispatcher. Family members have been FBI agents and U.S. Assistant Inspector General.
She lives in Florida with her partner, a dance teacher and former Rockette/NYC choreographer.