Once upon a time Beth passed a note in 9th grade that made Mr. Tupta, who barely had a sense of humor, laugh out loud. Though it was math class, and she got a C, Beth learned a valuable lesson: Words have power. A graduate of Carlow University, which isn’t the same thing as Chatham University, Beth never got an MFA because she’s not a showoff. Over the last several decades, she has worked at places like Federated Investors, Elias-Savion Advertising and The Skin Center Medical Spa, and freelanced at places like GNC, DICK’s Sporting Goods, Bruster’s Ice-Cream and countless others that you’ve never heard of. Beth hasn’t won any awards for her writing that she can recall – then again, she’s never submitted any of her work either. Don’t judge Beth for the awards she hasn’t won, celebrate her for giving others the opportunity to win. Beth is also writing a book in her spare time, but so is every writer on the planet.