About

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I’m Sarahbeth (friends and family know me as Beth or SB): a writer who grew up thinking she would specialize in young adult fiction. But after college, I realized that my passion is for nonfiction — specifically, writing about my journey as an Episcopalian with a cultural and ethnic Jewish identity. You can read a synopsis of that story here (or just buy my book!).

In 2012, I self-published a memoir, Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter, which was an Amazon bestseller in the “personal growth” category. In addition to publishing several other books, my writing has since been featured in Huffington Post, The Sun Magazine, Sojourners, Lilith, and Christians for Biblical Equality, among other places.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I now live in northern Colorado with my husband, Joshua, and our two spoiled kitties, Zoey and Catniss Everclean. I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University, spent a year at Denver Seminary studying biblical counseling, and later earned a master’s in creative writing from Colorado State University. My day job is working from home as a freelance writer and editor, but I’ll always describe myself as an author first.

A few of my favorite things: freshly ground coffee, candles, thrift shopping, pretzels, independent bookstores, making jewelry, figure skating, cardigans (I have a certain affinity for stripes), talking about theology, supporting local artists, anything lavender-scented, and cold weather. I’m an INFJ on the Myer’s Briggs personality scale and an Enneagram 6. Dry humor is my love language, and no pun is beneath me.

Key Posts:

Why I’m not a Messianic Jew

Why the Episcopal Church?

Why progressive and conservative Christians don’t like me

The biggest theological differences between Judaism and Christianity

My favorite interfaith resources

 

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Stop! You’re from Cleveland? We lived there for three years and are moving back in two-and-a-half months. No joke. Also, SVU and wine? Excellent pairing. Plus coffee and paperbacks – I’m officially glad you commented on my post.

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