Who is on the plum tree?
What can I say about Betty? In fact, it might be an easier question to ask what can’t I say about Betty? I could list superlatives such as fabulous, amazing, inspiring, but I guess I had better tell you why I think those things about this (here I go again) wonderful lady. To tell you that she has the magic to bring grown men to their knees in obeisance is not an exaggeration. In fact, she has us all trying to please her. Betty is the queen of the social network boards, make no mistake about that!…
If you knew Betty, it would not surprise you to know that she has even managed a coup in the the new e-publishing industry. She has captivated the heart of e-book sensation, John Locke, whom she asked to write the foreword for her e-book, Star Struck. It is an apt title. How could John refuse? He is a mere mortal – a satellite in Betty’s orbit! No one says No! to Betty! We are all a little in love with her, rapt by her talent, charm, drive, energy and determination that puts those of us who feel old to shame.
Betty is one of those eternally young spirits in the shape of the great, grand dame that remind many of us of how fairy god-mothers ought to be. Not even Clint Eastwood could say No to her.
In Betty’s e-book sensation, she describes how her interview with Clint Eastwood launched her career as a journalist. Betty describes how she scooped her meeting as a ‘Bad Hair Day!’ Her sense of humour laces everything with sharp wit. Maybe nobody phases Betty because she herself is a celebrity. She is used to ‘walking the talk,’ and hobnobbing with the stars. She treats stars and minions the same. She elevates us minions and makes us stars and brings stars to earth, making them shine amongst us as ordinary human beings. Through Betty’s eyes, we see them for who they are, fragile, humble, insecure sometimes, and in need of love like the rest of us.
Betty has literally hundreds of reviews that tell us how good are her books. I don’t need to quote them here. You can check them out for yourself on Amazon. And she is a prolific reviewer of others – always generous, always honest and not afraid to rave about someone else’s work when it is deserved. That shows her big-heartedness, a spirit secure enough in its own talent to give recognition to that of others.’
I will just say this: Here is but a snippet of what John Locke writes about her book Star Struck:
“This collection is special for another reason. It offers you a glimpse into the mind and character of the author herself. Make no mistake, Betty’s a charmer! High-spirited and full of energy, she’s a treasure, far as I’m concerned, and her wit, charm, and self-deprecating humor is evident in these unique and personal stories.” – John Locke, author of Saving Rachel and other Donovan Creed novels. John Locke is the first self-published author to sell a million e-books on Kindle, so he MUST know what he is talking about!
Now Betty has entered into a new venture with fellow author: Barbara Watkins. They have doubled up to produce Six Pack of Blood, a supernatural/horror collection of short stories. So, from her contribution to Plum Tree Books’ Every Child is Entitled to Innocence to a Six Pack of horror, here’s to you, Betty Dravis: retired newspaper publisher; career journalist; host of a Cable TV talk show; celebrity interviewer; author of seven books; author of three short stories that were consistent best-sellers in the Amazon Shorts program.
Let us not forget that Betty is also a proud mother of 6 children (2 are now angels), 9 grands, 5 greats and one great-great grandchild…Phew!
Check out Betty’s and Barbara’s new collaboration. Free to download over Easter!