Bethany Hegedus serves as the Creative Director of The Writing Barn.

Along with her duties at The Writing Barn, Bethany is a well-published author. Her books include Grandfather Gandhi, co-authored with Arun Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma (Atheneum/ Simon & Schuster), Truth with a Capital T(Delacorte/Random House) and Between Us Baxters(WestSide Books). Both Truth with a Capital T and Between Us Baxters were named to the Bank Street Books Best Books in 2010 and 2011, and Between Us Baxters garnered a star from the Bank Streets Best Books of 2009 list for outstanding recognition.

Her debut picture book, Grandfather Gandhi, illustrated by Evan Turk, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly andKirkus. Grandfather Gandhi is a 2014-2015 Texas Bluebonnet Finalist, a NYPL Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Book of 2014.


Bethany has served as the Hunger Mountain Young Adult & Children’s Editor since the prestigious journal went online in 2009 and once worked at The Writers’ League of Texas as Office Manager.

A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults, Bethany teaches privately and speaks across the country. She lives in a private home, with her husband and their dog, Toby, on the same 7.5 acres that The Writing Barn shares.

Bethany would be thrilled to show you The Writing Barn. To make an appointment for a viewing, please call 512-665-0886 or email And Bethany offers private instruction to writers who are beginners to advanced.