Beverly Swerling

About me

Born in Boston MA, educated in Boston and Kansas City (don’t ask), lived in many parts of Europe as well as NYC, and for the past few years in Philly.
Married with dog. I’ve written a number of novels as Beverly Byrne and Beverly S. Martin, before deciding about ten years ago that it was simpler to use my birth name and keep it.
What all my novels have in common is that they’re historical fiction in whole or in part, though I bounce around among the nooks and crannies of the genre. My chief goal is to keep the reader entertained, and always asking that critical question, “And then what happened?”

From my website

SO WHAT’S IT FOR?

Or more important, who's it for? This website, still not quite two months old, took an enormous amount of effort to put together. Some from me—I'm responsible for the content—but even more from Andy Malone, my quite fabulous web designer, builder, master and custodian. Yet, at least in my mind,…

GIVE UP? MAYBE IT’S TIME

I am not talking about writing. I'm convinced those of us compelled to tell our stories in words to be read can't stop doing it and remain our true selves. Writing is coded into our DNA.  Besides, talent—in whatever quantity—is a gift not to be scorned. The giving up I'm…

A Room of One’s Own…

The view from my office. Which I religiously do not face when writing! A fairly long time ago I remember someone telling me that the way to start writing each day—which every writer knows to be the hardest part of the job—is to, “apply backside to chair.” All these years…

 
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