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"Writing a book is like sliding down a rainbow; marketing it is like trudging through a field of chewed bubblegum on a hot, sticky day." - Betty Dravis


Background Information

As a young girl in Hamilton, Ohio, the author dreamed of one day publishing a novel. After graduation she moved to California, and now--after raising six children, and a long journalism career--she has three published books: 1106 GRAND BOULEVARD, an epic romantic thriller based in her childhood home; THE TOONIES INVADE SILICON VALLEY, a TEEN/TWEEN high-tech fantasy adventure; and MILLENNIUM BABE: THE PROPHECY, a supernatural mystery adventure about the first baby born in the third millennium. Early in her career, she also hosted a Cable TV talk show, and founded and published her own Building Trades Union newspaper which was "The Voice of Labor in Silicon Valley and Beyond." During her career she has interviewed Actors Clint Eastwood, Jane Russell, and Dale Robertson; singer/actress Tanya Tucker; United Farmworkers founder Cesar Chavez; and various local, state and federal politicians, including Senator Ted Kennedy and the late Mayor Joe Alioto of San Francisco. Dravis resides in San Jose, California, where she is currently writing a horror novel and fine-tuning two more children's books. She is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a member of Romance Writers of America, Teen Lit Authors, Shelfari, and Sigma Delta Chi. In addition to her publisher's website, she has websites at MySpace and Yahoo360.

Birth Place
Hamilton, OH USA
Accomplishments

Betty Dravis has received numerous public service awards from the State of California, City of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Stanford University, etc. Her short stories posted on Amazon Shorts have been best-sellers, while two of her books have won honors in their separate genres.

Additional Information

I recently wrote an enchanting children's alphabet book, THE LOVE ALPHABET, charmingly illustrated by my granddaughter, Kristy Soza. It's out to submission, so wish me luck! I'm currently writing "The Toonies Love New York," a sequel to "The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley."

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Betty Dravis Books
This is my new website, now under construction. In addition to the current information on the site, in future the Home Page will be enhanced and there will also be sections on Book-signings & events and a Dravis family page, complete with photos of Betty's children and grandchildren. Please visit and see my Bio, Fans Slide Show, learn all about my books and short stories, plus more.

Betty Dravis's My Page
This is a page where I network with other authors, and meet librarians, publishers, family and friends.

Shelfari
This is a place where readers and writers can share books they've read; review and discuss them true bibliophiles ... who love books.

Betty Dravis Amazon Profile
This is my Amazon Profile where readers can find my books, books I've reviewed, Listmanias and Guides I've made recommending good books, and see a list of my numerous Amazon Friends. I'm rapidly approaching the status of TOP AMAZON REVIEWER. I'm an Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer and Honorary Vine Voice. Woo-hoo!






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