Mondays with Mike: Beth’s online makeover

February 6, 2017 • Posted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized, writing by

Beth’s posted extensively here about leading memoir classes for senior citizens—and she’s posted the work of some of her students, who have some pretty extraordinary tales.

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

That class has meant a lot to Beth and to the folks who are writing their own stories, so much so that it’s the basis for Beth’s next book. It’s called Writing Out Loud: What a Blind Teacher Learned from Leading a Memoir Class for Seniors. Beth’s been working very hard with her editor at Golden Alley Press (which published one of her student’s books, The House in Prague). Beth’s new book will be available this spring.

Golden Alley has also been hard at work on a painfully overdue revamp of Beth’s web site and the Safe & Sound blog. I got a preview of it this past weekend and I love it. For those of you who remember The Jeffersons TV show theme song, all I can say is, We’re moving on up, to a deee-luxe apartment in the sky. Or on the interwebs.

Golden Alley will likely launch the new web site and blog later this week—and here’s fair warning: the first time you visit the new online digs, don’t worry, it’s still us, just in a new place with a brand new look. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Right now, Beth has a web site at, and this blog, at The new site at will house the blog at So if you’re a Beth Finke fan, you’ll have one-stop shopping.
  • If you subscribe to the blog, don’t worry, you’ll still receive posts in your inbox. Our Golden Alley Press people are going to bring you along. And if you’ve bookmarked the URL, you’ll get redirected.
Coming sooner! (Like this week.)

Coming sooner! (Like this week.)

Bottom line: Things will look different, and a lot better, but you don’t have to do anything different.

Like I said, I’ve seen the work in progress and it’s a really nice site. The best site. A fabulous site. It’s going to bring coal back. It’s bigly. And Mexico is paying for it!

Just kidding. Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

But seriously folks, when you visit the new digs, don’t worry, it’s really us.

cagmom On February 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Can’t wait to see the new site!
And please be sure to post a link when the new book is available. Preferably to an indie bookstore, not Amazon. 🙂

Mel Theobald On February 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Congratulations M&B. Sounds exciting!!!

Lois Baron On February 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Nice! Loki Baron

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Sheila A. Donovan On February 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Beth, is this going to be another published book, as well as them handling your website?

bethfinke On February 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm


Benita Black On February 7, 2017 at 8:02 am

Mazel tov on all of the above. Looking forward to the book and the new site. ( Is “mazel tov” okay or will it put all of us in danger of being deported?)

bethfinke On February 8, 2017 at 12:59 am

I’m pretty sure all of us are on a list already. Mazel tov!

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