Upcoming Events I'm Attending
• April 29, 2014, Weaving Historical Facts into Fiction Talk, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville, TN
• June 14, 2014, Heart of Dixie Romance Readers Appreciation Luncheon, Huntsville, AL
• July 23-26, 2014, RWA National Conference, San Antonio, TX
• November 1, 2014, Southern Magic Readers Luncheon, Birmingham, AL
Site last updated on February 28, 2014
I'm thrilled to share that I have SOLD my romantic paranormal story, Traces, which occurs in a haunted plantation house set in the fictitious Tennessee town, Roseville. I'll announce the release date and share the cover as soon as those details are confirmed. Please subscribe to my newsletter Betty’s Broadside to be among the first to know of breaking news.
I'm a romantic at heart. Pure and simple. I see the romance or love story in just about everything. I also love to delve into the mysterious, the inexplicable nuances of living in this world of ours. Add to that my love of history, which hasn't always been the case, but as I've grown older I've noticed the interconnectedness of the present with the past and how that informs the future. Thus my interest in romantic historical and/or supernatural stories!
I am currently working on a trilogy of romantic historical stories set in Charleston, SC, in 1782. My dream is to bring these stories to readers who love romantic fiction as much as I do. If you’d like to be among the first to learn of news related to my upcoming releases and book events, please subscribe to my newsletter Betty’s Broadside. And by the way, I'll send out a newsletter only when the "occasion" warrants, so don't worry about me bombarding your inbox.
My latest release, Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure, is an updated re-release of a collection of 19 historical short stories based on real American girls living in the 1800s who have landmarks across America dedicated to each of them. I’m pleased to share that the 2001 edition received two awards: an Honorable Mention for Hometown Heroines in the 2003 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards contest, and an Honorable Mention in the 2000 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for “Minnie’s Promise,” the story of Minnie Freeman’s heroic rescue of her students during the Blizzard of 1888 in Nebraska. For more information and FAQs about this book, please visit my Books page.
As always, if you'd like to comment on my writing or contact me about speaking to a group, please feel free to send me an email or use any of the social media links provided at the right. I look forward to hearing from my readers no matter the situation.
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