ABOUT BETHANY ROBERTS
I've wanted to be a children's book author as far back as I can remember. When I was eight years old I wrote a story about a rabbit. I am still writing stories about rabbits- and mice, cats, children, monsters, and dragons!
When I was growing up, I was the neighborhood storyteller. I would make up stories on the spot for younger children in the neighborhood. I read a lot of books. But I was also a bit of a tomboy. I spent much of my time outdoors, usually barefoot, climbing trees and stone-hopping across brooks.
Then, as now, I always loved holidays. Here I am, chatting with Santa Claus!
On my way to becoming a children's book author, I was also a teacher and a children's librarian. I always liked story hours best. When my own children, Krista and Melissa, were small, I read to them constantly- stacks and stacks of books. I think I learned the most about writing from all that reading.
This picture is of my children when they were little:
Today I live in Hamden, Connecticut, with my wonderfully encouraging and supportive husband, our two daughters, and our cat. We live in a white house with lots of flowers.
Here I am with my husband, Bob.
I write about things I like, things that are important to me- warm, cozy families, friendships, seasons and holidays, furry little animals. There isn't much that I like better than writing. I love to play with words- the rhythms, the sounds. I almost never know how a story will end until I get to the end myself. When that happens- when a story comes together like that- it is always a magical, joyous experience for me.