Beth Philley was born in the small town of
Borrowing massive amounts of money from her parents, Beth graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from
She worked at a pretzel factory, a steakhouse chain, a small ministry, and several temporary agencies before landing at a major Midwestern electric utility, where she supervised a group of credit dispatchers. "It pays the bills, but it's not at all creative," Beth said of her day job.
After losing her father, sending a long-time foster child home, and very nearly losing her son in the course of six months, Beth knew she had to begin following her dream of starting a business that allowed her to use her creative side. "Life's just too short," she said as she started a small firm called ProBizAssoc.com . The company provides curriculum development and ghost writing services to a variety of clients internationally. One of her biggest clients is doggies.com, where she writes the blog, the articles, and the online newsletter. Beth also provides coaching to business clients and is a certified trainer in
After about three years of writing for other people, Beth decided to embark on her own writing career, publishing the romantic mystery Caribbean Destiny: A Molly Logan Mystery and the non-fiction 101 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Dog. She is currently working on a small business handbook called 101 Keys to Small Business Success, as well as on the second book in the Molly Logan series, Missing in Action.
One of Beth's guilty pleasures is watching crime dramas on television, and she really fell hard for the CBS hit Criminal Minds. She has written a backstory for the characters called Men of the BAU, detailing how the characters came to the decision to take a job which required them to confront such gruesome inhumanity every day.
Beth and her partner, Debbie, have fostered more than forty children over the course of eighteen years, adopting three boys who are now well on their way to be grown. They share their