In both her works of memoir and fiction, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder explores the unending complications of people living, working, and loving one another. As a practicing therapist for more than twenty years, she has been witness to the heartbreak, healing, and heroism of people from all walks of life. She strives to create stories that bring the emotional truths she’s experienced and observed to the pages in all of her writing.
Betsy has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award for Fiction, and has been honored with a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces. Four of her works have been produced as Readers’ Theater in the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California. She is the co-producer of The Women’s Writing Salon in Nevada County. Her first published novel, Fire & Water, was released by She Writes Press in 2013. She’s working now on a collection of memoir stories and a new novel set in California’s Wine Country, a great excuse for some wine tasting. Research, only for research.
She is currently working on a collection of personal essays titled Filling Her Shoes: My Love Story of Inherited Motherhood . One of those stories, “Who Will This Be to Me” was one of the Readers’ Theater features. Betsy is also working on a new work of fiction about how different people are than how they first might seem, titled Opening Acts.
Betsy lives nestled in the soft hills of Marin County, California with her husband, one son on the launch pad, and one out on his own in a neighboring town. Nested there among friends and writing tribe mates in the Bay Area and in the Sierras, she is so busy counting blessings that it’s hard to find time to write. http://betsygrazianifasbinder.com