Wednesday, January 4, 2017

      DESERT VENGEANCE, the 9th Lena Jones mystery,
                           debuts February 4, 2017


MARCH 4 THROUGH MAY 31 -- As Writer in Residence, Betty will be teaching creative writing classes and helping writers one-on-one with their manuscripts every Monday and Saturday at the Avondale Public Library, 11350 Civic Center Dr., Avondale AZ. For the exact schedule call 623-333-2602. This is a FREE service provided by a grant from Arizona State Library.

2017 events..............................................................................................................................

3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, March 22, and March 29. Betty teaches "Writing Memoirs People Will Actually Read" at the R.H. Johnson Library, 13801 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West AZ

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 (an hour and a half before the Memoir class) Betty discusses writing DESERT VENGEANCE and how that was a different experience than writing her other books. At the R.H. Johnson Library, 13801 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West AZ

7 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, Betty will discuss "Living the Writer's Life" at the Avid Readers Book Club. St. Anthony Episcopal Church, 12990 E. Shea, Scottsdale AZ. The public is invited.

11 a.m., Friday, June 2, Betty teaches "Writing the Reader-Friendly Memoir" at North Valley Regional Library, Anthem AZ. Part of the Maricopa County Reads Summer Reading program.

2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, Betty teaches "Writing the Reader-Friendly Memoir" at Chandler-Sunset Library, Chandler AZ. Part of the Maricopa County Reads Summer Reading program.

6 p.m. Monday, June 19, Betty teaches "Writing the Reader-Friendly Memoir" at Litchfield Park Branch Library, Litchfield Park AZ. Part of the Maricopa County Reads Summer Reading program.

6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Betty teaches "Writing the Contemporary Novel" at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe.

7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Betty interviews Dawn Reno Langley, author of "The Mourning Parade," at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Scottsdale.

10:22 a.m. Monday, August 21. Betty will be photographing the total solar eclipse in Casper, Wyoming. And it'll probably wind up in a book.