Beth Dial Duke was born in Anniston, Alabama and lived on the Gulf Coast of Florida for many years. She is married to Jay and the proud mother of Jason and Savannah.
The author of several prize-winning short stories, her work has been featured in Pearl: A Literary Magazine, Longleaf Style magazine and included in the British anthology The Possibility of Bears.
After a successful career in marketing, she is pursuing her first love: writing. Happily located in the scenic mountains of her home state, she lives with her family and eleven loyal chickens, two lovable dogs and a randomly affectionate cat.
As a copyrighted jewelry designer and former vintage jewelry dealer, she is uniquely qualified to pen her book's opener, Jewels. It was her first work of fiction in 2008 and won second place in a national competition. In addition to song parodies, pithy letters and sometimes scathing news commentary, she writes a somewhat regular blog about anything and everything at www.bethdialduke.blogspot.com.
She loves baking elaborate cupcakes, long walks to the nearby lake, sparkly things, great shoes, and will travel at the drop of a hat.
Delaney's People was her debut novel, followed by sequel Don't Shoot Your Mule in 2012. She hopes her work brings you joy.