Beryl Lois Singleton Bissell
Beryl is the author of The Scent of God: A Memoir (Counterpoint, NY 2006 hardcover, Counterpoint NY 2007 paper) and A View of the Lake (Lake Superior Port Cities Inc 2011) and was, for 10 years, a columnist with the Cook County News Herald, a local newspaper with a national subscription list. She has been published in Lake Superior Magazine, The Trenton Times, Your Life Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, The Himalayan Path, the anthology Surviving Ophelia, edited by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. (Perseus Publishing, NY 2001), and The New Writer's Handbook, Vol. 2, edited by Philip Martin with preface by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate (Scarletta Press 2008). She is currently working on her third memoir tracing the years that led eventually to her daughter’ violent and unresolved death at the age of twenty-four and it's aftermath.
Awards and Recognition
- The Loft Creative Nonfiction Competition 1997 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant 2000 Arrowhead Regional Arts Grant 2011 Best of Minnesota Authors 2006 by Minneapolis Star Tribune The Scent of God named a Book Sense Notable April 2006 Best Regional Book 2011 by Minneapolis Star Tribune