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North Country Reflections: On Life and Living in the Foothills and the Valley
Edited by Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenney (the History Press, 2013)
My essay is titled “Apples, Sardines and Bullhead” and tells of my father’s love for his land, even as his physical and mental strength diminish.

A Mile in Her Boots, Women Who Work in the Wild
Edited by Jennifer Bovay (Travelers Tales, Solas Press)
My essay “The Adventure Family” features the intrepid family trail crew and teenager Lee saves the day.

Wild with Child
Edited by Jennifer Bovay (Travelers Tales, Solas Press)
The book opens with my essay “Uphill Infinity and the Chocolate Chip Cookies”


Highlights for Children, July 2013 “Trail Crew Family”
I sold this story to Highlights almost ten years ago and thought they’d decided not to print it. The boy in the story, my son Jay, is now 19 years old.

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Adirondack Explorer
I’ve written book reviews and articles for this colorful and informative magazine. It’s great to see my words paired with funny illustrations or hand-drawn maps. My column, “The Book Explorer”, details Adirondack books old and new.

Review 1   Review 2  Review 3

St. Lawrence County Chronicler
St. Lawrence County publishes an eight-page historical newsletter for middle school students. I was the researcher/writer for several issues and enjoyed the sleuthing.

Chronicler 1    Chronicler 2    Chronicler 3


Friday Afternoon at the Kleen-N-Brite – With NCPR
This one-act play won first prize in a contest sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. The Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake staged this excellent readers’ theatre production.

Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country – With NCPR
A little boy escapes from Vermont to northern New York State, riding in Eben Holden’s pack basket. This best-selling novel from the early twentieth century is still fun to listen to today, and has an entire cast of readers.

Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell. A discussion with local high school students – with NCPR
We packed into NCPR’s studio to talk about David Mitchell’s fascinating novel, Cloud Atlas, a wild ride through time and genre.

2014 Betsy Kepes - All Audio Courtesy of NCPR