Beth Revis

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Beth Revis was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Despite being a complete over-achiever and teacher’s pet in high school, she often wrote short stories instead of taking notes during classes. This habit persisted into college, except the stories became novels.

A former teacher, Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog, one of which is her best friend, and the other is her second-best friend. She spends too much time reading and writing, and nowhere near enough time cleaning the house. Her goals include travelling around the world in 80 days, exploring the moon, and finding Narnia.

Author's Comment:

C.S. Lewis changed the way that I thought about books. I was always a big reader, and when I was a kid, my mom would take me to the library. There was a great set of stairs that hid a wonderful reading nook, and I’d pull books off the shelf and read them under the stairs. I was the kind of kid that just devoured books; I’d plow through them, toss them aside, and grab the next. But while reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, I remember thinking that maybe the characters and story were something more, that maybe Aslan was more than a lion. As a kid, this felt like a huge discovery to me. It’s easy to read those books now that I’m an adult and go “Yeah, obviously there’s a bit of an allegory here,” but as a kid, it felt like I was a sleuth fitting together complex puzzle pieces.

Nationality: American

Featured series by Beth Revis

Across the Universe - Age 13 & up