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My name is Bethany, and I’m a writer, editor, reader, and blogger with a penchant for all things pop culture. I have a long-standing devotion to Joss Whedon, and love all things dance, YA books, music involving banjos, mandolins, and the stand-up bass, Jane Austen everything, and coffee.
The Less Quick and Dirty Version
I was born and raised in Arkansas, which is a really wonderful state. I recommend you visit it. I was steeped in country music and college football and cooking with heaps of butter and family vacations to Branson. Which is also a place I, without irony, recommend you visit.
When it was time for me to head off to college, I went twenty minutes down the road from my hometown to the University of Arkansas. I joined a sorority and dated all the wrong guys and went to class far too often and was hyper-involved in everything. Which was great. And then I received a Bachelor of Arts in History. And then I realized I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
So I went to grad school during an economic recession. To study arts journalism.
I am absolutely not bitter about that. I went to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and went through an intensive, year-long writing program. While there I had the incredible opportunities of attending the Toronto International Film Festival, interning at Flavorwire, a national culture blog based in New York City, and covering dance at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC, while earning my Masters of Arts in Arts Journalism.
And then it was time to get a job. Because I sure as hell was not going to get a Ph. D.
So I headed to New York City. Well, let’s be honest, I headed to Queens (Astoria, yo.) and then ended up in Yonkers. So technically I’m just a bit north of the city. I work as an assistant editor at a trade publishing house, read far too many books for my own good, recap TV shows, and freelance the occasional article.
I’m an alumna of Kappa Delta sorority, a fervent Arkansas Razorbacks and New York Giants fan, am on a never-ending quest to find the best barbeque in New York City (thus far, Southern Hospitality is in the lead), and am oh-so slowly writing a YA novel while plotting out three more in my head.
If you’d like to contact me, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out on Twitter.