When Beth learned she had Scottish Clan Cameron ancestors, she was determined to learn more about them. Beth and her husband traveled to Scotland many times to research her family roots as well as spending time in the misty mountains of the Highlands where it felt as if she had returned home. After retiring from her job in the social work field, Beth became a certified counselor and continues to work in this field.
Beth’s several times removed great granny, Sophronia, prepared a book of ‘recipes’ before she died. Sophronia was a midwife and a herbalist who was well known for her treatments of grave illnesses. Often doctors recommended that families contact Auntie Phone when the patient did not respond to usual treatments. Beth has included many of Sophronia’s treatments in “Survival of the Blood” where the recipes are shared by Auntie Mary. While Beth does not necessarily recommend that people use these remedies, still many are still in use today as ‘natural cures’.
“Survival of the Blood” has several paranormal beings’ not unusual in a novel about Scotland where the second sight also is not unusual.
Beth and her bag-pipe playing Scottish husband, Ken, live in rural southern Missouri with their two dachshunds, Tam O’Shanter and Millie Survival of the blood is Beth’s first novel.