Bethany Bradsher has been telling stories in a variety of media for nearly three decades, and her first book, Coaching Third, was released in 2010. She specializes in undertold but fascinating sports tales and biographies of interesting people. A mother of four, she lives in Greenville, North Carolina, with her husband Sid.
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"Bethany Bradsher is writing another winner. As a 1963 graduate of an ACC university and having worked in the NFL for 45 years, Bethany’s books on Bones McKinney, the Dixie Classic and the 50 years of the Super Bowl were wonderful experiences. I reread The Classic every late December on the anniversary of the Dixie Classic."
– Ernie Accorsi, former General Manager of the Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants.
Bethany Bradsher is an author, ghostwriter and journalist with three decades of experience telling stories through a variety of media. She started her career as a newspaper sportswriter, covering the NFL and college basketball, and she started freelancing in 1997. Since 2010 she has published thirteen books either as the sole author or as a collaborator, and she is at her best when she can dive deep into the origin story and heartbeat of a life or organization.
Her background is in sportswriting, but Bethany has also written articles and books in healthcare, corporate history, human resources, international development, and special needs advocacy. All of her sports books are focused on human interest, whether it’s the dramatic stories in The Big Rock: Inside the High-Stakes Hunt for the Elusive Million-Dollar Marlin (Whitecaps Media, 2020), the ghostwritten story of the development of a special-needs grocery cart in Game Changer: The Remarkable Story of Caroline’s Cart (Whitecaps Media, 2017), or a coffee table book covering every aspect of the Super Bowl in Super Bowl 50: Celebrating 50 Years of America’s Greatest Game (JKR Ventures, 2015).
Bethany’s innate curiosity about everything around her and her early love for writing sparked her career choice, and she is always reading two books at a time. She also loves spending time her husband and four children, cheering on the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Houston Astros, running, playing beach volleyball, and directing a non-profit ministry for teen moms in her hometown of Greenville, N.C.