Introducing Bethany Bradsher as a contributing writer for Impressions
● By John Lee
For more than 20 years, Bethany has had the privilege of telling amazing stories that also happen to be true. As a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, Internet columnist, author and ghostwriter, She has interviewed some of the top athletes in the sports world and had a front-row seat to events and tales that prove why this country is gripped by collegiate and professional sports.
She has covered everything from the first two seasons of the Carolina Panthers franchise to the preparations for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the inside track of athletes in every sport at East Carolina University. In 2009 She started her first book, and through writing books she has been able to explore the depths of fascinating subjects that she could only touch on before.
Her first book, "Coaching Third: The Keith LeClair Story," was released in March of 2010, and she followed that with "The Classic: How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big-Time Basketball to the South" in November 2011. Her first ghostwriting project, the biography of former NFL Pro Bowl running back Tony Collins, is set to launch in December of 2012.
She has written for dozens of publications in a full-time or freelance capacity, from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal to the Associated Press, the Orlando Sentinel, Canoe and Kayak Magazine and Home by Design magazine. Her work has centered on sports, but she has also had the opportunity to tell stories in the worlds of the arts, religion, education and health.
When she's not writing, She stays busy as a mom of four children, and also volunteers with Young Life, the Christian high school ministry her husband Sid directs in her home town of Greenville, North Carolina. She loves running and exercise, reading great books and attempting to play the piano.