Beth Vrabel's books on Goodreads
Pack of Dorks Pack of Dorks
reviews: 52
ratings: 178 (avg rating 3.92)

A Blind Guide to Stinkville A Blind Guide to Stinkville
reviews: 12
ratings: 17 (avg rating 4.47)

Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork Pack of Dorks: Camp Dork
ratings: 2 (avg rating 5.00)

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    About Beth Vrabel

    Beth Vrabel grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She won a short-story contest in fourth grade and promptly decided writing was what she was going to do with her life. Although her other plans--becoming a Yellowstone National Park ranger, and a professional roller skater--didn't come to fruition, she stuck with the writing. Beth's backround is journalism and was editor of two regional magazines and a lifestyle columnist. Beth now writes full time.

    Her books include PACK OF DORKS and A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE (releasing October by Sky Pony Press). Look for CAMP DORK in March 2016!


    Two loners working on a research project about wolves use what they learn to form their own pack with other residents of Dorkdom and find that, together, they can face down frenemies and bullies

    "Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption."

    -- From Kirkus Reviews starred review of PACK OF DORKS

    "Lucy's growth and smart, funny observations entertain and empower in Vrabel's debut ..." 

    --From Publishers Weekly review of PACK OF DORKS

    "... You won't want to stop reading about Lucy and her pack... a heartwarming story to which everyone can relate." —Elizabeth Atkinson, author of I, Emma Freke

    "Pack of Dorks is the pack I want to join." —Amanda Flower, author of Agatha Award nominee Andi Unexpected

    “Beth Vrabel’s stellar writing captivates readers from the start as she weaves a powerful story of friendship and hardship.” —Buffy Andrews, author of The Lion Awakens and Freaky Frank

    "Beth Vrabel weaves an authentic, emotional journey that makes her a standout among debut authors." —Kerry O'Malley Cerra, author of Just a Drop of Water


    Join the Pack! 

    Find out more about the book and where to order your copy here


    Coming soon!

    After moving to the small paper mill town, Alice seems different--disabled even--for the first time. She plans to prove to her struggling family and her new town that she's strong and capable, despite (maybe even because of) of her blindness. 


    "Disorientation encompasses not only place and attitude, but also the rarely explored ambivalence of being disabled on a spectrum. Alice's insistence that she's "not that blind" rings true with both stubbornness and confusion as she avails herself of some tools while not needing others, in contrast to typically unambiguous portrayals."

    -- From Kirkus Reviews

    "I know that when my children read Stinkville, they will accept the characters and their idiosyncrasies without batting an eyelash. They will understand that differences are No Big Deal. And maybe they’ll realize that all the things they’ve been practically fainting about in their real lives are also No Big Deal, because, hey, Alice got through much more challenging circumstances with far less indignity."

    -- Calliope, Random Book Muses

    “Brimming with wit and heart, A Blind Guide to Stinkville examines the myriad ways we define difference between ourselves and others and asks us to reexamine how we see belonging.”

    Tara Sullivan, award-winning author of Golden Boy


    A BLIND GUIDE TO STINKVILLE releases Oct. 13! Find out more and how to preorder here!