Beth Powell is an award-winning writer, instructional designer, educator and editor who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in English from Penn State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. An excerpt from her MFA thesis, an examination of coerced sexuality, was a finalist for the Christine White Creative Nonfiction Award for literary journalism.

A former reporter, feature writer and columnist, Beth has also designed, developed and taught writing and technical skills courses, both online and in the classroom. She is currently instructional design lead for the design, development, and delivery of web-based training on the revised Data Security and Confidentiality Guidelines for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention’s (NCHHSTP) Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beth’s husband Doug is an attorney, part-time gourmet chef and certified sommelier. Her son Guyton is a landscape designer who lives in Portland, Oregon, and her daughter Cate is a law student at Georgia State University.