Beth Ann Knowles
Originally from Dartmouth, Beth Ann completed a science degree at Dalhousie University. She works as an online ESL Teacher and Teacher Mentor, and coaches youth soccer in the summer. Beth Ann is passionate about the environment and enjoys being active. Early morning runs, bike rides, paddles, and yoga are her favourite things. She lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, and their dog, Gordie.
Beth Ann’s debut publication was a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated. Row Bot, was published in 2017 by MacIntyre Purcell. Said about Row Bot…
“Through clever text and hilarious illustrations, Knowles invites children to the sheer fun of wordplay. Younger kids will relish the sounds and pictures, while older ones grasp the comic subtleties. A highly original and fun book.” -Kate Lum, multi-awardwinning author, of What! Cried Granny and Princesses Are Not Just Pretty
Recently, her first non-fiction title was published by Pottersfield Press. The Kimchi Experiment:Naked Parent Teacher Meetings and Other Exploits of a Canadian in South Korea is a humorously written tale of two Canadian newlyweds as they test their bond and their fortitude teaching English in a rural South Korean farming community.
Beth Ann was the esteemed winner of two poetry contests when she was in grade 6. Her mother thinks that’s still relevant.
In 2020 she won the H.R. (Bill) Percy Creative Non-Fiction Prize for a story called The Hwagae Bath House.
In 2021 her manuscript, The Kimchi Experiment, came second in the Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction.