About Bea Northcutt

Bea Northcutt - In her own words...

I was born Beatrice Wyrick - in January 1928 at Castle, Oklahoma to Vinson Everett Wyrick and Henrietta (Housewright) Wyrick.  I remember living south of Okemah, Oklahoma during my young teens and until I was a young lady.  I attended the country grade school where I was told I had a talent for writing, then started Jr. High and High School at the Okemah High School when I was twelve.  While in High School I met Billy Northcutt and we married in 1945 and raised three sons, Thomas, Garry and Danny.  I can't ever remember a time when I didn't write - but never thought of writing a novel until I was semi-retired.  I remembered the stories my mother told me of her childhood and decided to write the first novel; "Tomorrow Will Be Better."  I had no intention of doing another novel until a cousin of my husband's persuaded me to do another about my mother's adult life and as a result two other novels were birthed, "What Time I Am Afraid" and "Healing In His Wings"  which are sequels to the first.

Writing has always come easy with me (though it's hard work!) but when I write I live what I am writing; I feel with my characters, cry with them and hurt with them!  All the sequels to these stories are about time areas that I have lived through and understand what the people are going through - the depression, dust storms and Second World War. My poetry that has been published by the National Library Of Poetry and Noble House Of London is also written with much feeling - and comes with little effort once I start a poem. I have also written many devotionals - which have been published in a Newspaper in Oklahoma and in the Bulletins in my Church there.  When I'm not writing I feel like something is missing! I give God the credit for whatever talent I have.