Beth M. Howard

“Pie is meant for sharing. Pie connects people. Pie knows no cultural or political boundaries. Pie Makes people happy. And happy people make the world a better place. That’s why the world needs more pie.”

Beth M. Howard is an author, blogger, and radio commentator. She is also known for being the (former) resident of the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where from 2010 to 2014 she ran thePitchfork Pie Stand. Her books include Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie, which tells the story of how she turned to pie making after losing her husband, and how the journey led her back to her birthplace of Iowa and into the American Gothic House. She has written for the New York Times, Real Simple, Country Living, and many other publications; she’s been featured on CNN, CBS This Morning, BBC, NPR, and more; and she has given a TEDx talk about the healing powers of pie. She is a regular commentator on Tri States Public Radio. Learn more about Beth, here.

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