Beth M. Howard baked pies for celebrities at California's Malibu Kitchen before moving back home to rural Iowa. She currently lives in the American Gothic House, the backdrop of Grant Wood's famous painting American Gothic, and she runs the hugely popular Pitchfork Pie Stand. She is the author of the highly-acclaimed memoir Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie. A veteran journalist, she has written for Real Simple, Natural Health, Shape, and Elle.
Beth M. Howard is an author, biographer, and pie baker. Her highly acclaimed memoir, Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie, was published in 2012. Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House is her second book. She has written for Real Simple, Elle, Shape, and Natural Health, among many other publications. In 2001, at the height of the dot com boom, she quit a lucrative web producing job in San Francisco to bake "pies for the stars" at a gourmet deli in Malibu, California. Her story has been featured in national media outlets including CNN, CBS "This Morning," NPR, LA Times, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. Beth lives in Eldon, Iowa, in the famous American Gothic House.
"Howard's new cookbook, Ms. American Pie, offers an old-fashioned view of pie-baking: It is much easier than non-bakers think." - Courier-Post, Camden, NJ