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Beth Lapin has been writing and publishing since elementary school. Prior to her fiction career, she wrote technical and nonfiction articles and has filled journals with decades worth of personal reflections. Lapin focuses on relationships, with an undercurrent of sleuthing in historical contexts. As a facilitator of creative writing groups for social service agencies since the 1990s, her work is informed by advanced degrees in social work and biological science.

Beth, born and raised in New London, CT, has lived in Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, Maryland, and all the states that begin with “C.” She enjoys kayaking, hiking, contradancing, and family genealogy. She currently lives in Middletown, CT.

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31 responses

13 02 2012
Gail J. chiasson


Congratulations on your first book! You look so…. happy! I wish you the best in your future endeavors!

All the best,

13 02 2012
Beth Lapin

Thanks, Gail!

15 02 2012
Susan Underwood

I always believed in you, my friend! Congratulations on your new novel. Cannot wait to hold it in my hands and read every word!

Best to you and the next chapter of your life.


17 02 2012
Beth Lapin

Susan, Thanks so much! I miss y’all! Beth

15 02 2012
terry kitchen

Hi Beth, Congrats on the book, very exciting! Best of luck with it (and I soon hope to be following in your sandy footsteps…)

terry kitchen

17 02 2012
Beth Lapin

Terry, Excellent! Let me know when yours is out! Beth

19 03 2012
Sue Charlotte

Who wudda thunk it? Your world keeps opening up, and I’m so happy for you.

19 03 2012
Beth Lapin

Sue, thanks and your preview helped!

28 07 2012

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2 04 2012
Ginger Blume, Ph.D.

Hi Beth,
I met you at the Cypress Grill Book signing and immediately went home to read your book, To Say Goodbye. I was thrilled to see your historical comments about Cuba. It took me back to when as a child, I traveled with my family to Cuba and we were held captive (when Batista was organizing in the mountains) for a few weeks before our private airplane was returned to us and we were able to fly home (meeting the FBI at the Miami airport to fill them in on what was occurring)! Thank you for your intriguing book and the prompting of memories that I hope I’ll write about when I finally retire. If you’d like to meet for lunch sometime, that would be wonderful.
Warm Regards, Ginger

3 04 2012
Beth Lapin

Hi, Ginger, very interesting! I’ll be in touch. Beth

18 04 2012
Valerie Fox

Hi Beth! Looking forward to following your blog and learning more about your book. 🙂 -Val Fox http://www.valfoxwrites.com

2 12 2012
Keith Fuller

Awesome site I,m finally on!…have started book and is amazing,intriguing,involving!

8 04 2013
Michael J. Cahill

I’d love to see your book when it’s finished. Thank you for your kind response to my “Grace” post. So happy it inspired you. Best.

4 05 2015
Stepheny Houghtlin

This is what I LOVE about the Challenge. I didn’t find your blog during April, but in the reflection, you found me, I have returned the favor, and look what I found….a fellow writer I am now following. Will look forward to getting better acquainted. Cheers!

2 03 2016
Joseph Rubin

Good luck on your new travels in the world of novels! Your home page seems very rich in dynamic, active living. You remind me of Harold Raley, whose first novel was Louisiana Rogue; published 2013. Since the 1980’s Raley has written his philosophy and has also translated works by Ortega y Gasset and by Julian Marias. Julian Marias was a story teller in the sense that he reported about his travels to different countries, making observations out of which grew his philosophical understandings and his lectures at universities world-wide. Raley has said that Marias was his mentor. Raley’s novel is a fantastic read, in fact I call it a hybrid novel because it is rich in fiction and in the same book provides a tapestry account of the Native Indian People in the USA.

6 03 2016
Beth Lapin

Joseph: thanks for your comments. I am branching into the Native American historical novel, also. I will check out your suggestion.

6 03 2016
Joseph Rubin

Beth, after you have read Raley’s novel, all 299 pages, I would love to learn your analytical, literary thoughts about the book. I imagine that you may also be moved to write a review of this book, if you purchased it from Amazon.com. Amazon would protect the readers by posting “verified purchase” on the sales page at the top of the reviewed section. Otherwise, a large number of favorably biased reviewing would take place. I especially enjoyed the creative and unexpected twists and turns of the plot!

27 06 2016

Bonjour . j’aimerais en savoir plus sur la façon dont oon peut sortir un lapin .

Encore merci pour les inffos .

1 07 2016
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22 03 2017

Ms. Lapin: Hello! We met last year at the Author’s Event at Russell Library. I would like to invite you to my college upcoming 2017 Writers Conference. It takes place on Thursday, April 6th. There is no fee but you do need to register at NV-WritersConf@nv.edu. Please join us. I believe our students and the writers in attendance will learn a lot from you. Bill Foster

23 03 2017
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7 05 2018
Silvia Writes

Hello Beth, and nice meeting you. Came over from Karen Hume’s site and very much enjoying discovering yours (thought much of it looks familiar).

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It is great.
I enjoy your blogs.

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7 10 2020

Thanks for giving a nod to my blog post about our grandson today, Beth. I appreciate this!

7 03 2022
Leslie wells

Hi there , my name is Leslie Jean Williams wells . Iam the great grand daughter of Thomas and Victoria Williams . I have 5 children an 14 grandchildren . I was born in Middletown ct. in 1962 .Iam very proud of my ancestors an family .I have done a lot of research for years of my ancestors . I was wondering if we could share information on my ancestors . 804 3577189 . Look forward to hopefully speaking with you . Sincerely Leslie wells .

7 03 2022
Beth Lapin

So glad to hear from you!! I will reach out to you when I have a little time.

20 10 2022
Leslie wells

Hi my name is Leslie wells , we spoke on the phone several months ago . I recently visited east Hartford center cemetery . My great , great grandfather Thomas Williams is buried there with several others . My father George Williams placed a welded the horse on top of the stone . To my dismay it’s loose an ready to be stolen once again . Is there anything that can be done or do u know anyone I could speak to about this problem . I hav called public works etc I can’t get anyone to call me back . Also my father told me there are over 30 members of our family buried there . I do not no where to start to get ther names an hopefully hav them printed on the back of the stone . Also I would like to see if morris stone could b re printed so it can be seen and read able . Thank u any suggestions would be appreciated 804 357-7189 Leslie from Virginia

12 11 2022
Beth Lapin

Leslie, you might try the East Hartford Historical Society http://hseh.org/contact.htm. I bet they know how to help with most of these questions

21 05 2023
Valerie Huba

Beth, recently I received an email from you regarding a new book of
“Reflections” that was coming out. Unfortunately, I deleted your email accidentally. I would very much like to send your book to my daughter as a gift.
Thank you,
Valerie Huba
(Your Aunt Sylvia’s friend.)

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