Thursday, May 20, 2021


 I'm thrilled to announce my newest book, I WROTE A BOOK. NOW WHAT? just released. It has already made the Top 100 Bestseller's List on Amazon in the Authorship category, and I'm beyond excited with early, stellar reviews. For years, I've talked about writing this book, but I'm glad I waited because I learn something new seemingly every week! If you're a new or aspiring author, this nonfiction book about writing, publishing, and marketing will guide you through the process. And it's funny. You'll find what--or who--made me break out in hives when I pitched my debut novel.

Once Upon A Time . . . Help!

Are you in a panic after penning your debut novel, nonfiction book, memoir, or children’s book? Are you at a loss as to how to get published? Is deciding between a traditional publisher or going the indie route terrifying? Do you wonder how to attract agents, editors, or find readers?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I WROTE A BOOK. NOW WHAT? will become your new, dog-eared best friend. Written with humor and much-needed encouragement from an award-winning, multi-published author and former marketer, this action-packed comprehensive guide is for beginning writers. As Carter discusses her potholed journey, she cheers you on while you navigate the ever-changing world of publishing by sharing her wacky, real-life writing experiences. Part craft book. Part author journey. Part marketing.

  • Writing Advice
  • Inspiration
  • Website Tips
  • Building Publishing Credits
  • Query Letters
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Finding Agents, Editors, & Readers
  • A Marketing 101 Primer 

 Written in a conversational tone, the author of fourteen books shares her tumultuous, hive-inducing journey, as well as insider tips she has learned along the way. As a novelist, cookbook author, and children’s book writer, Beth Carter reinvented herself at mid-life and waved goodbye to the corporate world after working in marketing for nearly twenty years. 

Grab some coffee, put your feet up, and start reading this invaluable writerly resource, which provides baby steps to becoming published. What are you waiting for, storyteller? You’ve got this.

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As most of you know, I normally write novels and children's books and even wrote a cookbook during the pandemic. I guess this crazy year brought out the nonfiction in me. I hope you'll check out my new book which is: Part Craft Book. Part Author Journey. Part Marketing.


Monday, April 27, 2020


After a few weeks in disarray and unable to find my humorous novel-writing muse during the scary Coronavirus pandemic, I came up with a unique idea. I'm thrilled to announce I created THE QUARANTINE COOKBOOK and am donating the proceeds to charity.

Nearly 200 easy, delicious recipes will provide a much-needed distraction while sheltering in place—and your family will thank you! Included are my favorite five-ingredient recipes, plus plenty of comfort food, meatless meals, appetizers, salads, sides, soups, and desserts.

And when you don’t feel like cooking, I included a generous dollop of almost 60 Non-Stir Crazy Activities, a dash of unique Six-Word Memoirs on Quarantine Life, and a pinch of hilarious food quotes that are sure to bring a smile during these trying times.

Included are many of my favorite recipes including Quarantine Balls, Bacon Asparagus Quiche, Stuffed Pasta Shells, French Dip Sandwiches, Asian Salmon, Rosemary Pork Chops, Parmesan Chicken, Strawberry Yogurt Cake, Brownie Pie, and Chocolate-Covered Cashew Clusters, to name a few.

Easy on the pantry—and budget—these family favorite recipes using common ingredients are sure to become yours too. Since we’re homebound, let’s cook! Stay healthy, and happy eating.

During the crisis, proceeds will benefit: which is providing housing for fallen COVID-19 healthcare workers and first responders with young children. 

Here's the Amazon link for both the eBook and paperback. This would make a great Mother's Day gift, birthday gift, wedding gift, and memorable cookbook for your own collection.