Betsy Reeder grew up in then-rural Maryland and later found her way to Central Appalachia, where she worked as a full-time biologist and part-time writer until her recent retirement. Her avocations include dog-walking, birding, volunteerism, spiritual exploration, natural history, local history, captivating novels, animals (both wild and tame), wandering the woods, and every second spent with family and friends. Although she aspired to be a poet, as she learned about the New River’s landscape and history, seeds germinated that led to the writing of her first novel, Madam’s Creek (Canterbury House Publishing, 2017). A sequel, Broomstraw Ridge, followed in 2019. Betsy Reeder is especially grateful for the present opportunity to spend more time writing and being a grandma.
Connect with Betsy online at: BetsyReederWriter.com