Bethany Atazadeh is a Minnesota-based author of YA sci-fi and fantasy novels, a children's book, and non-fiction.
She graduated college in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Writing Emphasis. But after graduation, she pursued songwriting, recording, and performing with her band, and writing went on the back-burner.
In 2016, her entire department at work was laid off, and she was inspired by the NaNoWriMo challenge to return to writing. The challenge was to draft a novel in 30 days, and since then she hasn’t stopped.
Bethany's other passion is to help other writers, especially those who wish to self-publish. She has a business as a writing coach over on Patreon, dedicated to helping other authors write and publish their novels, as well as a YouTube channel with free writing and publishing advice.
Outside of writing, Bethany is obsessed with her corgi puppy, Penny, a wife, a musician, an amateur painter, and a follower of Jesus.
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