My Last Book Giveaway of the Year

Hi, All,
Just a short post to let you all know that I’m giving away two signed copies of CASUALTIES on Monday, December 12. Win one for you and one for a friend, or if you already have a copy – you’ll have special gifts for two friends. For details, just click below. Thanks for all your support!  Gratefully yours, Betsy



Homecoming for me and books for you

As you read this, I will be back in the springtime embrace of my old homes. All of them. I’m bringing Casualties to the places and people who launched me as a writer and fed my writing , my dreams, and the story itself — sometimes in surprising ways. I’ll be writing about that when it all has a chance to sink in.

As we enter the eleventh week of Casualties‘ time in this world, I wanted to share a bit of my excitement about how it’s all been going by offering two signed copies over on Goodreads. To enter,  just click here: GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

Casualties - Version 3

This is the first of regular giveaways not only of my novel, but of books by authors I have long loved and new writers I have discovered.

I’ll always be mentioning any giveaways for Casualties here, but if you are interested in books by others, please sign up for my newsletter by going here NEWSLETTER SIGNUP. That way I’ll be able to let folks know what books are up and they can let me know if they are interested in them.  Here, for example, are advance review copies five books that are not even published yet by some wonderful authors you will recognize and some you may not.  I’m looking forward to this!




For You: A February Fiction Fest


I’ve been looking forward to this all month. After all the support you have given me, I get to offer a very special giveaway to a lucky reader. Beginning Monday, February 22, you can enter a drawing to win not one, but FIVE novels.

Think about the alliterative possibilities here: Fine February Fiction From Five …Authors, okay, ran out of “F’s.” But we are all delighted to band together to give you enough reading material to get you through to spring.  All you have to do is go to the link below and enter the drawing which is run by Rafflecopter. The giveaway will run through February 29 — a great way to go out on a leap year. Then the winner will receive all five books FREE.



I’ve bought all four of my fellow writers’ novels and can’t wait to dig in. Here are what readers are saying about these books:

Casualties by Elizabeth Marro:  “… this powerful first novel will leave the reader reflecting for days.- Library Journal

One More Day by Kelly Simmons: “Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages,” Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best selling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You.

Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson: “Powerful. Gripping. Incandescent.” Jean Kwok, New York Times best selling author of Girl In Translation. 

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin: “When I wasn’t reading The Forgetting Time, I was itching to return to it. And when I was reading it, my mind was exploding with questions about what’s possible, what’s probable, and how our lives are caught between the two. Provocative, evocative, and fresh, Guskin’s book is an explosive debut.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time

In Another Life by Julie Christine Johnson (already in its second printing!): …”grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. The story is intriguing, weaving past and present in an ever-tightening braid. Very highly recommended.” – Nicole Evelina, Historical Novels Review

Here’s that photo again, nice and big so you can enjoy all the beautiful covers. Thank you for everything and let me know if you have any questions!!!