Beth Reason


I love to try new ways to create things. However, writing is the only thing I always come back to. Life interrupted my path several times, until finally my family said to bite the bullet and give this scary "putting myself out there" thing a try.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
On my desk at this exact moment: telephone (old school, not one of these cell phones...just a regular old fashioned dumb phone that only makes calls), stacks of scribbled on papers, two battery chargers for my laser, a wolf head pocket knife, a camera, three paper clips, a squirty bottle of hand sanitizer, a remote controlled usb helicopter, three dead ink cartridges I *still* haven't gotten around to sending back to the recycler, about 50 pens (with perhaps two that actually work), two pencils (with broken leads) and damn near 100 sticky notes. I could not live my life without little sticky notes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very small New Hampshire town in a loud and off-beat family. My mother was the town librarian, my father was an engineer and all around science geek with a bizarre and hilariously inappropriate sense of humor. I had four sisters, three of us very close in age and one much younger final try for a boy that, thankfully, turned out to add one more lady to the mix. We went to a school of only a few hundred kids, grades K-12, and that made for a tight knit and more than a little sheltered childhood. I remember the closeness when I write, that sense of community and everyone knowing your name (and, more importantly, your parents' names when you so much as thought about being naughty!). I love where I grew up. I never wanted to "get out of Dodge" or give up the small town for bright city lights. I think that always shines through in my stories.
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Where to find Beth Reason online


Children of the After: The Diary of Leaf Jackson
Series: Great Mother. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,190. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After Pandora, a young girl was saved from life on an army base and raised in a tenty, living a life as far from the Newton ideal as anyone could. And just as she begins to blossom, to start questioning life and the world around her, she's left all alone. Armed with a diary as her only companion, she is determined to find the answers to the millions of questions no one in her life ever answered.
Base 19
Series: Great Mother, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,590. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mother scraped together the people around her after the Pandora pandemic swept the world and together they built Newton. Now five years later, Newton has grown not only in size, but in fame. And while Mother gained supporters all over the continent, she also called the attention of the army, who sees her as a traitor. She always knew that one day, the soldiers would come. Will she be ready?
Threads Through the Universe
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of nine all new short stories. Stop Sign The Relative Color of Grass Redneck Christmas Unexpected Hero The Formula for Happy Days Planned Futures Never Come The Dance Lottery Road to Riches
The Great Mother
Series: Great Mother, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 115,570. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
The world was stopped cold by an invisible killer. As far as she knows, everyone else is dead. And yet, something makes her feet move forward, something inside makes her eat, something keeps her going until all at once, she learns that she is not alone. Once she wakes up from the numbness and haze, she opens her eyes as a new woman in a new world that needs her.
Tenets of War
Series: Tenet, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 141,500. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Tenet and Scarab have built a life in Ogden. They've become members of the community and work hard to pay back the Celtists for giving them sanctuary. Then all at once, the peace and serenity they have grown to love is lost as their old lives finally catch up to them. With everything at stake, Tenet must find the strength to finally face his worst enemy and settle the old score once and for all.
Sacred Tenets
Series: Tenet, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 109,340. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After making it through the heat and trials of High Summer in Southland, Tenet Bradwin was given a new chance at life. All he had to do was travel over an unknown land with a woman he barely knew and pretend to be a different person well enough to convince a wary government to take a chance and give him asylum. How hard could that be?
Broken Tenets
Series: Tenet, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In a world that had to adapt to a drastic new climate, society follows the seasons and migration is law. When the son of the Exalted Leader decides to test his mettle against the unforgiving Summer, he learns that nothing is really what it seems, and the life he thought he understood may be no more than a mirage.
A Journey Deep
Price: Free! Words: 152,680. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Two scientists deep in space decide to break the law and have a child, the first human born off-planet. Jacob Cosworth is raised to know a tiny space craft as home and alien races as his friends. When something drastic happens and he's forced to go back to Earth, he quickly learns just how far from "normal" his life really is.