Beyer, Audrey (1916 - 1985)

Genre: Young Adult

Audrey Beyer was born in Portland on Nov. 12, 1916 and lived in Cape Elizabeth. She attended Westbrook Jr. College (1937), received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maine (1939), and did graduate work at Northeastern University. Her career was spent teaching English at Westbrook College and other schools; in 1960, Westbrook gave her its Award for Alumnae Achievement.

Beyer is best known for her historical fiction for young adults.

Selected Bibliography

  • Dark Venture (1958) won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Capture at Sea (1959) won the Jack and Jill Award
  • The Sapphire Pendant (1961)
  • Katharine Leslie (1963)

Selected Resources