Beth M. Howard is an author, blogger, and radio commentator. She is also known for being the (former) resident of the American Gothic House, where from 2010 to 2014 she ran the Pitchfork Pie Stand. Her books include Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie; Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House; and her most recent memoir, Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany. She has written for the New York Times, Real Simple, Country Living, and many other publications; she’s been featured on CNN, CBS This Morning, BBC, and NPR; and she has given a TEDx talk about the healing powers of pie. She blogs at The World Needs More Pie. (View full bio.)

NOW IN PRINT!  Hausfrau Honeymoon was published on October 1, 2018.
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February 8, 2019 — Iowa City, Iowa   Prairie Lights Bookstore — 7:00PM, Reading for my latest book, Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language and Other Misadventures in Germany. I usually serve pretzels at my Hausfrau Honeymoon events, but for this one, per tradition, I’m bringing pie!

February 13, 2019 — Phoenix, Arizona   Changing Hands Bookstore (Phoenix location) — 6:30 to 8:30  — Hosted by the Ellevate Network, I’ll be talking about my path to being a published writer called, “Pushing the Rock Up the Hill: An Author’s Journey,” to inspire others to write and share their own stories. Ticketed event. Advance purchase here.

February 22 to 24, 2019 — Iowa City, Iowa   Iowa Writers’ House  — I’ll be teaching a writing/pie-making combo workshop called “Writing, Like Pie, Is Meant To Be Shared.” Designed to give you the confidence to sit your butt in the chair, get your writing down, and put your work out there! Register here.

Recognize this painting?

American Gothic by Grant Wood. I lived in that house for four years…with 7-foot-long snakes! Tourists posed in front all day long, including me (pictured here with my parents and brother).