She is the author of the YA Dystopia “Discarded Faces,” now available an ebook from Double Dragon Ebooks. She is also the author of a two-volume a fantasy without elves, wizards, or dragons, but set in a world without Muggles, where everyone has a modest magical gift, and some have more. The books are called (1) “Mistress of the Topaz” and (2) “Mistress of Land and Sea.” Both are now available from Double Dragon.
Betty’s YA dystopia “Discarded Faces” will become a trilogy. She has finished the second book and is now hard at work on the dramatic conclusion.
As a child, Betty was fascinated by the early satellite launches and by Star Trek, the original series on NBC. Reading Orwell’s “1984” engendered in her an ambition to write science fiction. Discovering “The Lord of the Rings” at age 17 extended the range of her vision to fantasy also.
In April 2010, she attained her lifelong dream by walking away from her three-decades-long computer career and becoming a full-time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She writes every day, and keeps a record of her daily word count on a spreadsheet.
She can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also on Facebook as Betty Cross and Speculative Fiction of Betty Cross. Her blog is bettysrants.wordpress.com.
Betty’s 2017 panel schedule:
6pm – Crescent – Reading: Betty Cross
11am – Cameron – Famous First Words
1pm – Reynolds – Arrival in Dothraki: Created Languages