Author Beth M. Caruso grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and spent her childhood writing puppet shows and witches’ cookbooks. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature and Hispanic Studies from the University of Cincinnati. She later obtained Masters degrees in Nursing and Public Health.
Beth was shocked and disturbed to learn that the first person to die for witchcraft crimes in colonial America was Alice Young of Windsor, Connecticut in 1647. Beth became determined to research the largely unknown history about the case and present Alice's story to readers in One of Windsor. Few written records remain, so Beth applied in-depth detective work to find out Alice's probable history. Despite many historical clues about the event, gaps remained and had to be filled in with creative inventions. Beth is currently working with others to create a memorial for Connecticut's witch trial victims.
Aside from writing, Beth’s interests include aromatherapy, travel, and gardening. Her latest passion is to discover and convey important stories of women in American history. One of Windsor is her debut novel. She is currently finishing her second novel, a story that takes place in colonial New Amsterdam and Connecticut. Beth lives in New England with her family.