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I'm a Virginia author of historical and Light paranormal romance. I also write creative non-fiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life. The beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains are my inspiration, as is Virginia's rich history. I'm passionate about the past, and those who have gone before us.



Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles.

My fascination with Colonial America, particularly stirring tales of the frontier and the Shawnee Indians, is an early and abiding one. My English, Scot-Irish ancestors had interactions with this tribe, including family members taken captive. In Red Bird’s Song, I honed in on my early American roots in a story featuring the Scots-Irish and an Indian attack that happened to my ancestors. Intrigued with all things Celtic, much of my writing features these early Scot-Irish forebears who settled in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains. This absorption with Colonial America also extends to the high drama of the Revolution and ancestors who fought on both sides of that sweeping conflict as depicted in Enemy of the King.

Moreover, I’m intrigued by ghost stories, and Virginia has more tales than any other state. I find myself asking if the folk who’ve gone before us are truly gone, or do some still have unfinished business in this realm? And what of the young lovers whose time was tragically cut short, do they somehow find a way?  Love conquers all, so I answer ‘yes.’ Equally fascinated with time travel, I write romance with forays into the past in my ‘Somewhere in Time’ series. In Somewhere My Lass, I journeyed back to 1602 Scotland and more deeply explored my Scottish roots.

­­­­­Recently I branched out beyond historical and light paranormal romance with a nonfiction book about country life entitled Shenandoah Watercolors, available at Amazon in kindle and print with lovely photographs.

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." ~ William Ward



Birth Place: Staunton, VA USA

Accomplishments: 2008 Golden Heart® Finalist
2008 Winner Preditor's & Editor's Readers Poll
Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books of 2009
2010 Best Romance Novel List at Buzzle
Won Book of the Week Five Times At LASR
*2012 Double Epic Award Finalist
*2012 Reader's Favorite Finalist
*2013 Won Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews


Somewhere in the Highlands (Somewhere in Time Book 3) by Beth Trissel
The past meets the present in this fast-paced Sci-Fi Fantasy Time Travel Romance~...

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Traitor's Legacy (Traitor's Legacy Series #2) by Beth Trissel
Journey back to the drama, intrigue, and romance of the American Revolution, where spies can be anyone and trust may prove deadly. Historical Romance novel, Traitor's Legacy, is the sequel to award-winning historical romance novel, Enemy of the King....

Price: $4.99 (eBook)
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Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles by Beth Trissel
An illustrated collection of plants that could have been grown in a Medieval Herb or Physic Garden in the British Isles....

Price: $2.99 (eBook)
Kindle (eBook)   

Somewhere My Love--Somewhere In Time Series Book 1 by Beth Trissel
Can they grasp this brief window in time before it’s too late? The blade is about to fall. ...

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Somewhere My Lass--Somewhere in Time Series Book 11 by Beth Trissel
An ancient relic, a medieval crypt, a mad highlander at their throats and time running out. Mystery, suspense, romance. ...

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Through The Fire by Beth Trissel
Will Love inflame these two natural-born enemies in fiery destruction? Set in the Colonial American frontier, Through the Fire is an adventure romance with a The Last of the Mohican's flavor and a mystical weave....

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Kira, Daughter of the Moon by Beth Trissel
With the terror of the French and Indian War fresh in her mind, can Kira love a white warrior? ...  Barnes &  The Wild Rose Press 

The Bearwalker's Daughter by Beth Trissel
A Handsome frontiersman, Mysterious Scots-Irish Woman, Shapeshifting Warrior, Dark Secret, Pulsing Romance…The Bearwalker’s Daughter...

Kindle (eBook)   

A Warrior for Christmas by Beth Trissel
Can she expect love from a man who longs to return to the wild with dangers a deaf woman dares not share? ...   

Into the Lion's Heart by Beth Trissel
As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee~...

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The Lady and the Warrior by Beth Trissel
Short historical romance story with a 'The Last of the Mohican's' flavor....

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Somewhere the Bells Ring by Beth Trissel
Banishment to the old ancestral home is dismal until a ghost appears requesting her help....

The Wild Rose Press  Amazon

Shenandoah Watercolors by Beth Trissel
Written in a month by month journal style, Shenandoah Watercolors follows a year in my life on our farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia....

Kindle (eBook)  Amazon 

Red Bird's Song by Beth Trissel
Native American historical romance novel set in the colonial Frontier with a The Last of the Mohicans flavor....  Barnes &  The Wild Rose Press  All Romance

Enemy of the King by Beth Trissel
Spies & intrigue, a vindictive ghost, King’s Mountain, Patriots and Tories, pounding adventure, pulsing romance. ...

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Short Stories

An Adventure in Planting Pussy Willows
 by Beth Trissel
Gardening and Country Life...

The Christmas Kitten-Cat
 by Beth Trissel
For the Love of Cats...

One of the Scariest Ghost Stories Ever
 by Beth Trissel
And it's true~...

How I Got to Neverland
 by Beth Trissel
The power of imagination~...

The Ghost of Christmas Past
 by Beth Trissel
Christmas Memoir of 1960's rural Virginia...

Supernatural Tales from Brocks Gap, Virginia
 by Beth Trissel
Paranormal activity and stories...

The Poltergeist in our Old Farmhouse
 by Beth Trissel
I'm not sure which category to list this in~...

Make Way For Ducklings
 by Beth Trissel
My Love Affair with Ducks~...

Spring Rites
 by Beth Trissel
Rural life...

Ghosts and Old Barns
 by Beth Trissel
Account from the Shenandoah Valley of VA~...

Caroling In Christmas Past
 by Beth Trissel
Caroling in the Shenandoah Valley ...

Old Time Apple Butter Boiling
 by Beth Trissel
County Autumn Memoir...


Christmas in Colonial America
 by Beth Trissel
Fa la la la la~...

Fear of Witches in Colonial Virginia and Recent Times
 by Beth Trissel
You might be surprised by this-or not~...

Behind the Scenes of Native American Romance Novel Red Bird's Song
 by Beth Trissel
More of the inspiration behind Red Bird's Song....

Writing Across Genres
 by Beth Trissel
My Reasoning~...

History Is Alive--The Inspiration In Research
 by Beth Trissel
Researching a historical romance...

The History & Romance Behind Scarborough Fair
 by Beth Trissel

Herbs Enhance Historical/Paranormal Romance
 by Beth Trissel

The Black Death & The Vinegar of the Four Thieves
 by Beth Trissel
The Bubonic Plague...

Who Remembers the French and Indian War?
 by Beth Trissel
Pounding adventure, pulsing romance, in the colonial American frontier!...

The Salem Witch Trials & My Ancestor Orlando Bagley
 by Beth Trissel
Truth is stranger than fiction~...

Old Time Cures from the Shenandoah Valley and Mountains
 by Beth Trissel
Herbal remedies...

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
 by Beth Trissel
A summer's day in the garden~...

If You Love The Country
 by Beth Trissel
Written in a month by month journal style, Shenandoah Watercolors follows a year in my life on our farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.~...

Why THIS Historical Romance?
 by Beth Trissel
Reader Review~...

Native American Historical Romance
 by Beth Trissel
All of my research~...

'The Pansy This, O That's For Lover's Thoughts'
 by Beth Trissel
Pansies for this winter's day~...

Love Is Like The Wild Rose
 by Beth Trissel
For the Love Of Roses~...

The Romance Behind 'Scarborough Fair'
 by Beth Trissel
The History and Lore of the folksong~...

Who Are All These Enemies of The King?
 by Beth Trissel
“Passion Governs and she never governs wisely.”...

God Bless Us Everyone!
 by Beth Trissel
Favorite Christmas quotes and images~...

The Virginia House-Wife Cookbook, circa 1825, and Old English Plum Pudding
 by Beth Trissel
old ways and recipes~ ...

Spotlight on Native American Historical Romance Novel Through the Fire
 by Beth Trissel
Colonial Native American Romance Novel...

Herbs Flavor My Romance Novels
 by Beth Trissel
Using herbs to enhance my historical and light paranormal romance novels~...

The REAL First Thanksgiving
 by Beth Trissel
Berkeley Plantation...

Chocolate in Colonial America
 by Beth Trissel
From a historian and chocolate lovers point of view~...


On.99 Sale! Kira, Daughter of the Moon!
 by Beth Trissel
Historical Romance Novel...

Free in Kindle--Somewhere My Lass
 by Beth Trissel
Scottish Time Travel Romance ...

New Release!
 by Beth Trissel
Somewhere in the Highlands is a fast-paced Sci-Fi Fantasy Time Travel Romance~...

On Super Sale--Kira, Daughter of the Moon!
 by Beth Trissel
Historical Romance Novel...

New Historical Romance Release!
 by Beth Trissel
Set among the superstitious Scots in the rugged Alleghenies, Kira, Daughter of the Moon is an adventurous historical romance novel with a blend of Celtic and Native American flavors....

Finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews & Award Contest
 by Beth Trissel
Contest Finalist...

Super Review for Into the Lion's Heart
 by Beth Trissel
At the Pen & Muse...

Romancing the West's Cupid Party!
 by Beth Trissel
Multiauthor blog party...

Super Review for Somewhere the Bells Ring
 by Beth Trissel
My New Christmas Romance~...

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Spice Blog Tour
 by Beth Trissel
Multi-author blog hop...

Giveaway of My New Christmas Release
 by Beth Trissel
Somewhere the Bells Ring...

Holiday Specials & Free Books!
 by Beth Trissel
From the Wild Rose Press...

Save A Turkey Gobble A Book Blog Tour
 by Beth Trissel
Multi-author blog hop~...

 by Beth Trissel
Blog hop & eBook giveaway...

I'm A Double Eppie Finalist!
 by Beth Trissel
Romance & nonfiction...

 by Beth Trissel
Multi-author blog hop~...

Price Slashed on Light Paranormal Romance Somewhere My Love!
 by Beth Trissel
.99 Amazon kindle...

 by Beth Trissel
(August 22-29)...

If You Like Kewl Scotsmen
 by Beth Trissel
Charaacter blow out-book giveaway...

My Nonfiction Release!
 by Beth Trissel
Author/farm wife Beth Trissel shares the joys and challenges of rural life on her family’s small farm located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Journey with her through the seasons on the f...

Read An Ebook Week
 by Beth Trissel
The Lure of Time Travel and Read an Ebook Giveaway~...

 by Beth Trissel
Review from Coffee Time Romance...

I'm At History Undressed Blogspot
 by Beth Trissel
Where we peel away the layers of history and peer beneath~...

Most Viewed Reviews at Seriously Reviewed
 by Beth Trissel
Native American Historical Romance Novel Red Bird's Song in Top Three Most Viewed Reviews for 2010 at Seriously Reviewed~...

 by Beth Trissel
Historical Romance Novel Red Bird's Song a Night Owl Top Pick!...


Beth Trissel
Author site with more info about my historical/light paranormal books, ancestral ties in colonial America and Virginia roots.

The Wild Rose Press
My publisher's website offering an array of novels and short stories in the romance genre for sale in digital download and print.

One Writer's Way
My blog is the happening place with historical and herbal lore posts, old Southern addition to illustrated excerpts from my books.

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Amazon has all of my titles, but many are also available from other online booksellers.

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