Bethany Walker is a mom, wife, social worker, and author. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge. Bethany's work was recognized as a finalist for YA in the 2022 Kids' Choice Kidlit Writing Contest and as an Honorable Mention in the 2022 Picture Book Party. Bethany enjoys writing fiction in various forms including flash fiction and children's literature as well as interviewing authors on her blog "Picture Book Therapy Thursday". Bethany's debut picture book is "Lena & the Dragon", self-published through her imprint Lillibook in December of this year.
When she isn't writing, Bethany works as a licensed clinical social worker. She provides therapy, workshops, and other family services. In her free time, she binges horror movies and collects an absurd amount of books. Bethany lives in Longview, TX with her husband Cliffton, daughter Lillian, and pets.
TW: Bethany’s book deals with childhood trauma. We don't go into immense detail, but we do discuss how children are affected by certain traumas and how her book helps them process everything and be comforted in all of their situations. She's created a wonderful book for children, I hope you enjoy today's episode.