Beth Arky
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Who I am:
I write a weekly humor blog under the name bethina for Seventh Generation, the green cleaning, paper and baby products company, at
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
During my six years at Entertainment Weekly, I was an editor on "The Seinfeld Companion." I followed that up with 10 years at TV Guide, where I helped edit "50 Years of TV Guide."
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts

Beth Arky's Blog

The Fourth R: Regift!

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 10:23am 0 Comments

Hi, all: Happy New Year! It's been awhile. Here's my last "bethina" blog for Seventh Generation. It's getting lots of great response on the site and the company's facebook page. Speaking of which, join the site's 7Gen "Nation" and you'll get a newsletter with all the blogs (there are some real scientists who know a lot more than I do!) and/or become a facebook fan. Hope you enjoy. Best, Beth…


Julia Child: Green Goddess

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 6:58pm 1 Comment

I had a whole lot of fun writing this post for my Seventh Generation blog under the name bethina. I never would have predicted that I'd be inspired by the wonderful "Julie & Julia." But as our foursome strolled out of the movie and passed a brownstone Brooklyn stoop sale, I promptly spotted and snatched up a strand of lovely, real-looking pearls at the bargain price of $3, just like those worn by J & J. ("Voila! Classic repurposing!") The following day, I began reading Child's "My Life… Continue

Notes From a Reformed Tanning Queen

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

My latest weekly post on the Seventh Generation site. Yup, I'm "bethina."

In the summer of my 16th year, I ascended to the lofty heights of full-fledged sun goddess. After years in training, including hours of swim team practice in our suburban pool, I climbed the stairs to my throne -- a lifeguard stand -- wearing the prerequisite orange Speedo tank, silver whistle, dark aviators, and, of course, a liberal coating of baby oil. My nose and chest burned those first few days, but who… Continue

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At 6:24am on May 27, 2010, Kate Gould said…
Hi Beth, that's quite alright! I know that overwhelmed feeling (my version of it, anyway). Thanks for accepting the friend invite! See you on here sometime. Kate
At 2:56pm on March 9, 2010, Jennifer Lauck said…
At 10:44am on February 15, 2010, Shirley Marie Johnson said…
Hello to you and I am the one happy to friend up! (smile)
At 12:23pm on December 6, 2009, Bernice L. McFadden said…
Dear Book Lover:

You may not know me or my work, but I am the national bestselling, award winning novelist of six critically acclaimed novels who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.

“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”

I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.

If you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.

Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden
At 12:09pm on December 3, 2009, Karen Sosnoski said…
Hi Beth, It looks like you're making the transition from established print writer to writer for the internet. I still feel a bit behind or only recently caught up when it comes to social networking, blogging, etc. but hope to have a quick learning curve. Looking fwd. to checking out your posts on Seventh Generation!
At 10:49am on November 13, 2009, Kamy Wicoff said…
Beth, thank you so much for alerting the EW books editor to the She Writes action!! Go team. :)
At 9:08am on November 12, 2009, Sue William Silverman said…
HI, Beth, thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing you around shewrites, too!! Sue
At 12:20pm on October 22, 2009, E Victoria Flynn said…
I love it! Great post and so excellent to hear school lunches have hope.
At 11:48am on October 22, 2009, E Victoria Flynn said…

Thank you! Really, I am so glad you posted that. I've been feeling similar about writing. Actually, I was furious about writing a few days ago and that probably sparked a few fires including that post. I feel like I've been too wishy-washy on my blog and so I'm kicking things up a notch. Also, my anger pushed me into starting a new essay that actually feels worth while. I appreciate your comment on the blog and am going to read your post now!

At 8:22am on October 22, 2009, Julie Mihaly said…
Loved your green thumb entry, especially as an avid gardener without even a "back forty inches" in which to plant my crops. And yes, I'll get on board with things soon- just trying to get things designed and the basics uploaded. FYI, if you want to visit the site you may have to type directly into your web browser address window. Ain't registered with Google yet. Thanks for the input, let me know about the People link, and hasta soon!


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