Betsy Graziani Fasbinder’s debut novel is Fire & Water, published in 2013 by She Writes Press. Fire & Water was honored with the silver medal in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Both fiction and memoir pieces of Betsy’s have been included in upcoming anthologies Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience out in April 2015 and Shades of Blue, launching in fall 2015. She was a contributor to The Power of Memoir, by Linda Joy Myers, published by Jossey-Bass in 2010.

Betsy’s other writing has been honored with The Floyd Salas Award for Fiction, The Jack London Award, and two East of Eden awards for short memoir. Four of her stories were produced as Reader’s Theater, directed by Tim O’Connor at the historic Miners’ Foundry Theater in Nevada City, California.

Betsy lives with her husband in their recently emptied nest in the hills of Marin County, California. The time once spent monitoring homework and restocking the ever-empty milk and cereal supply is now available for writing studio time. Betsy’s salt-and-pepper doodle, Edgar Allan Paw (but he’s not fancy, he just goes by Edgar), is her best writing companion between doggie snacks.


Betsy is currently writing a memoir, a collection of linked stories called Filling Her Shoes, Falling in Love with My Inherited Family and her non-fiction help book for writers, Public Speaking for Writers and Other Introverts. A new novel, set in Wine Country is also in the works.

Tom n Betsy picEdgar as a pupEdgar on his bedBetsy and Edgar