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. The second book is in her publisher’s inbox. She 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.
In her spare time, she likes to visit with her nephews and nieces, surf the Internet, celebrate Jewish religious holidays, and watch the big screen. She only occasionally visits her television. She lives alone except for her feline friend Sweet Pea.
She can be reached by email at: email@example.com. Her blog is bettysrants.wordpress.com. She also sometimes blogs at dailykos.com under the name Kimball Cross. Find her on Twitter @crosd_betty or on Facebook.
Check out Betty’s reading from illogiCon 2017!