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Beverly Beckham

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Beverly Beckham is an award winning columnist who began her writing career in 1979 at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts. Since then, her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. For 20 years, she wrote columns and editorials for the Boston Herald. Beckham currently writes a bi-monthly Sunday column for the Boston Globe.

Beckham is the author of A "Gift of Time," a collection of personal essays; "Back Then, a Memoir of Childhood," and "The Best of Beverly Beckham," a Boston Globe e-book. Many of her columns have appeared in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series including "A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul," "A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul," "Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2," "Chicken Soup for the Soul - Children with Special Needs," and "Chicken Soup for the Soul, New Moms."

Beckham is also a frequent guest on radio and TV as well as a keynote speaker for organizations nationwide. Beckham's articles often give a voice to people who cannot speak for themselves. However, she is most known for her reflective words and ability to make her readers appreciate the extraordinary joys in everyday life.