Rockies October 2009
My Happy Place, San Juan Mountains CO

Beth Bates, MFA Creative Writing, Butler University; MA Counseling, Denver Seminary

ardent mother and wife; a reader who writes, a writer who edits, creative non-fictioner who dabbles in fiction; lover of fresh air, grass, plants, dirt, sand, waves, mountains and, in some cases, the serial comma

Being paid to be creative makes me feel like a lottery winner. Promoting others juices me.

Need content written or edited? Visit me over at LitGrit.


“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamott

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” – St. Augustine

Micah 6:8

“Let it be known: I did not fall from grace.

I leapt
to freedom.”

-Ansel Elkins, Autobiography of Eve