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Beth Goehring

BETH GOEHRING is the Editor-in-Chief of The Good Cook, HomeStyle, and Crafter's Choice, three book clubs of illustrated non-fiction in home arts. In a twenty-two year career in book clubs, Beth has edited clubs as varied as The Fireside Theatre, Doubleday Large Print, and Mystery Guild. A lifelong theatergoer and amateur actress, as editor of The Fireside Theatre, she worked with playwrights and lyricists to publish hardcover, photo-illustrated reading editions of many plays and musicals. The highlights of that adventure include Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, William Finn's March of the Falsettos, and Paul Rudnick's I Hate Hamlet. As an editor of Madison Park Press, she edited Linda Rentschler's novel, Mother, Leslie Conron's Irish Fairy Tales and Irish Fireside Tales, as well as Conron's interactive scrapbook, Sharing Memories A Keepsake for Grandmother and Grandchild.

Born in Chicago, Beth had lived in Weston, Connecticut, Mill Valley, California, and Chappaqua, New York by the time she was a teenager. She went to Manhattanville College with a year at Oxford University before moving to New York City. A job with J. Walter Thompson's theatrical advertising arm, The Entertainment Group, prepared the way for both her job at The Fireside Theatre and two seasons as Promotion Director of the Equity summer theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, in Vermont.

Beth sings with the St. Vincent Ferrer Chorale under the direction of Dr. Mark Bani. She is married and lives in Manhattan with her husband and Pembroke Welsh corgi.

WHAT I'M READING NOW:
I am so excited to write about books for CESLIE-The Women's Network&tm;. Reading is not only a lifelong passion, but it's my job. As the editor-in-chief for a group of book clubs that includes Book-of-the-Month Club®, The Literary Guild®, Doubleday Book Club®, Mystery Guild®, and The Good Cook®, I hear the early buzz about what will soon be hot in everything from autobiography to zoology. In any week, my colleagues and I review hundreds of upcoming books to choose those that really deliver, whether it's with fascinating characters, an unforgettable story, a vicarious thrill, a wealth of useful information or compelling inspiration.
Hands-down, the best thing about my job is finding that hidden gem, a novel that wasn't lavished with a huge marketing budget, not for lack of charm or quality, but because of a publisher's limited resources. When I can make a match between one of these unsung heroes and a grateful reader, then I've done my job well!


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