Beth Barany

Beth coaches and teaches writers and those who want to write. She's done so in two of her favorite places in the world (so far): the San Francisco Bay Area and Paris, France. Raised in Sonoma County, California, Beth knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and started at age 7 by writing her first book about her family's cats with her brother. Beth started teaching writing by teaching it to ESL students in Oakland, California. Soon, they were surprised to be writing short stories in their new English-language skills, and most importantly, they were enjoying it. (Well, most of them were.) Determined to get published, Beth published her first journalism article in the Paris Free Voice while she was living in the City of Lights in the early 1990s. It only took four tries and five rewrites! From working in journalism for 15 years, Beth switched her focus to fiction, and now writes fantasy and science fiction. She currently has a young adult fantasy novel under consideration by agents and editors. On her off-hours, Beth enjoys the outdoors, gardens, watches movies, and reads! Beth is married to singer/song-writer and high school physics teacher, Ezra Barany.

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  • Arwen


  • Jen Bajackson, LGPC

    Just forwarded your blog on to my husband. He’s getting ready to release his second book in the next week or so. Good luck with the Challenge.


  • Beth Barany

    Arwen, Thanks!

    Jen, Thank you for forwarding my blog to your husband. And thanks!


  • Beth Camp

    Great energy! Your goal of guest blogging 2x a month is impressive, as is the invite from BookBaby. I’m new to Twitter but getting more comfortable all the time. It’s great fun to follow folks in the writing industry. In fact, I just added @bluebethley to my e-mail signature block, so that makes me wonder. I couldn’t find your handle here, so I’ll look you up. Best of luck blogging. Another Beth

  • Eleanor

    Twitter is the best! I have made so many wonderful contacts by using Twitter.

  • Kaye Dennan

    Beth you have really got me thinking about how that happened for you. I am writing a Home Business series on Kindle and to be honest I am not a great lover of Twitter. I have started a new account for this book series so I will see how proactive I can be.

  • Kaye Dennan

    Oh I hear all you twitter followers. Wished I had your enthusiasm. I just can’t get into it. Have started a new twitter account for my Home Business Kindle series so I hope I can keep inspired with it.

  • Beth Barany

    Beth! I’ll connect w/ you on Twitter. And due to your comment I added my Twitter handle. D’oh!

    Eleanor, Yeah! Another Twitter fan!

  • Melissa Miller Young

    Beth – I am a shy writer, and for the most part completely intimidated by Twitter. I needed to read this as one of my resolutions for 2013 is to get busy and active with my marketing and Twitter. Thank you so much for sharing, and congrats on the BookBaby blog!

  • Beth Barany

    Melissa – Thanks for stoping by. Enjoy Twitter for Authors, and do let me know what you think and if you have any questions. You’re welcome for sharing, and thanks for the congrats!

  • Beth Barany

    Kaye Dennan, Be sure to connect with me on Twitter. I’m happy to help!

    Melissa, Enjoy the book, and do let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

  • No Non-cents Nanna/ Malika Bourne

    Hey there, I get a news letter from Book Baby.

    I love Twitter the most when I am connected to real people who communicate. I hate bots that scream all day long and then the next “Buy my product!”
    Talk to me, but don’t always expect to get an answer every time. I mean well, but I do what I am capable of doing.