Beth M. Howard is the author of four books, including Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie; Ms. American Pie (cookbook); Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language and Other Misadventures in Germany, and her latest release World Piece: A Pie Baker’s Global Quest for Peace, Love, and Understanding.
She has written for The New York Times, Real Simple, and Country Living, among many other publications. She has given a TEDx Talk on the healing powers of pie, and is a regular commentator for her local NPR affiliate, Tri States Public Radio.
From 2010 to 2014, she lived in the iconic American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa, where she ran the Pitchfork Pie Stand.
In 2015, she embarked on a round-the-world journey teaching pie classes in nine countries to promote world peace.
As a widow who understands grief and the importance of building community, Howard responded to the Sandy Hook Shooting in 2012 by organizing 60 volunteers to bake 250 pies for the residents of Newtown, Connecticut. Her story has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, BBC, NPR, the Hallmark Channel, the History Channel, in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, and more.
She divides her time between an Iowa farm and Los Angeles, and continues to write, bake pie, and advocate for a better, kinder world. Her website is theworldneedsmorepie.com.