Spin: the Blog is a Christian Music blog that features the writing of Beth Stauffer. Beth is an avid concert goer and music lover, and this is the place that she shares her thoughts, stories, news, and reviews related to Christian music.
In addition to writing for Spin: the Blog, Beth is also the featured writer for the Local News Network of Allen County, Indiana, covering the positive and encouraging news stories in the small towns that make up East Allen County–New Haven, Hoagland, Woodburn, Leo-Cedarville, and Grabill. Beth’s work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, notably Country Living Magazine and Guideposts. In 2012, she was named by Fort Wayne Newspapers as the ‘Top Tweeter’ of the year for her efforts to connect with readers using Social Media forums, including Twitter, Facebook, and the microblog Tumblr. In 2013, she was nominated as one of the top 5 finalists in the Reader’s Choice: Media Division for Favorite Columnist by Fort Wayne Newspapers. Beth is the first female in over 15 years to be nominated for this award, and is the only independent writer not employed by Fort Wayne Newspapers to ever be nominated; she is also the first nominee in award history to write exclusively for non-print sources (her work, however, is frequently purchased by print publications after appearing online!)
Before embracing her professional writing career, Beth actually went to college and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. For six years, she was the owner/director of the Pumpkin Patch Playgroup, a nationally accredited and state licensed early childhood learning center in Northeast Indiana. Beth’s heart for working with children, and teaching, led to her being asked to speak at area workshops about fun and educational activities to do with children. What started out as an occasional diversion quickly led to a year round speaking schedule.
Beth currently limits her speaking engagements to allow her time for writing endeavors and her young son, Alex. If you are interested in learning more about scheduling Beth for an event you are hosting, please see our “Scheduling An Appearance” pull-down tab on the Menu.
In addition to her work as a writer and speaker, Beth is also an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in various publications and media campaigns. Beth’s photography schedule, much like her speaking engagement schedule, is limited. To request her availability on a certain date, please e-mail our front office staff at Office@BethStauffer.com. (Please note: Beth only photographs live action shots for the public, such as concerts and community events, not studio shots or staged sittings.)
If you are a Christian music artist or artist representative and would like to submit music for consideration to appear as featured music on Spin: the Blog, feel see our IMPORTANT: Artist/Label Submission Information page on the pull-down Menu located at the top of this page.