Dr. Beverly Forsyth

I have many identities: professor, traveler, writer. In higher education, I have taught writing, literature, mythology, and humanities.

In my eclectic travels, I have visited the graves of many famous writers. I broke my arm at the top of a Mayan pyramid in a remote rain forest. Although I have an intense fear of heights, I dared to parasail solo over a vivid ocean expanse swarming with sharks. I have gotten lost in a foreign country– a drug field, no less. I thought I was going to die, but I was guided back by the kindness of a stranger. Regardless of where I was or what I was doing, I was always toting a pen and paper–the tools of the trade. Writer is my most cherished identity.

No matter where I go or with whom I travel, my goal is to enjoy the journey.


My work has appeared in commercial, literary, and academic publications. I have been published in Cosmopolitan, Texas Monthly, Texas Business, The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S.A. Today, Studies in the Novel, and assorted academic journals.

American Women Writers, 1900-1945 features a chapter I wrote on Eudora Welty, and West Texas Lore & Legend features my brutal portrayal of domestic abuse in “The Last Day of the Woman Who Forgot Her Name.” Despair and faith are explored in the pending publication of “Homeless at Rosa’s on Eighth and Dixie.”

Of all my writings, I am most proud of my short stories, which have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies.

I am currently working on a mystery crime novel set in West Texas.

Contact Info
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Email: mesquitetears@gmail.com

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