Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

Noon Wednesday, January 18, Betty will speak about the writing life and her books at the annual Authors Luncheon for Women of Winfield. Also speaking will be authors Donis Casey, Frederick Ramsay, and Judith Starkston. 33505 N. Winfield Dr., Scottsdale AZ

2:30 Sunday, January 29: Betty will be part of a panel about editing with editor Barbara Peters, and fellow writers Eileen Brady and Donis Casey at the monthly meeting of Society of Southwestern Authors, Valley of the Sun Chapter. Tempe Public Library, Southern & Rural, Tempe AZ. Come and learn how professional editing really works and get writing tips from Barbara Peters, who is considered one of the top editors in the U.S. This is guaranteed to be FUN!

9 p.m. Eastern time. Monday, January 30: Pam Stack, producer of Authors on the Air Radio, interviews Betty about DESERT VENGEANCE, Betty's new book. More information to come.

2 p.m. Saturday, February 4. DESERT VENGEANCE, Betty's new Lena Jones mystery, debuts at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 No. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Betty will discuss the problems she encountered when her characters refused to do what she'd ordered them to do.

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 8. Betty Webb and Donis Casey sign and discuss their new books at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., (SW corner of Guadalupe) Tempe AZ.

8 a.m. Eastern time. Thursday, February 9. Betty will be interviewed by Mark Rubinstein, of the Huffington Post.

1 p.m. Saturday, February 11. Betty signs and discusses DESERT VENGEANCE at Clues Unlimited Bookstore, 3154 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson AZ.

3 p.m. Sunday, February 12. Betty signs and discusses DESERT VENGEANCE at Mystery Ink, 8907 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, California.

7 p.m. Thursday, February 16. Betty signs and discusses DESERT VENGEANCE at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin St., Orange, California

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 17. Betty signs and discusses DESERT VENGEANCE at Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave., San Diego, California.

10 a.m. Monday, February 27. Betty talks about the writing life at the Hardcover Book Club in Moon Valley/Phoenix AZ.

1-3 p.m. Friday, March 3. Betty gives a creative writing class on character development in fiction at the Desert Foothills Library, 38443 No. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek AZ

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.

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 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. Betty explains her approach to writing fact-based fiction to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, Franciscan Renewal Center, Paradise Valley, AZ.