Betty Dravis is a retired, award-winning California journalist and newspaper publisher who also hosted a Cable TV talk show. She was listed in several Who's Who books, is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, an esteemed "Dame of Dialogue," a member of American Author's Association, former member of Sigma Delta Chi and San Jose Newspaper Guild. She is the recipient of many California awards, including city, county and state and was a San Jose Woman of Achievement.
Betty is also working to promote Stem Cell Research, along with her daughter Mindy James whose son Seth suffered a spinal cord injury in a motocross practice race. Read Seth's story on the Internet at Bridges to Hope.
Dravis was born in Ohio, but is a long-time California resident. She has four surviving children, two angels in Heaven, nine grandchildren, four "greats" and a great-great granddaughter. The author now lives in Central California where she's working on her first serial-killer thriller.
Another of Dravis's favorite things is interviewing celebrities; among those she has interviewed are the "living legend" actor/director/producer Clint Eastwood, country singer/actress Tanya Tucker, the late actress Jane Russell, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Tanya Tucker, the late San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, actresses/singers Katherin Kovin Pacino and Marissa Autumn, actor/producer/director Tony Tarantino and many more...the list keeps growing. Please see the Celebrity Section of this website.
Of writing, Betty always says, "It's exhilarating––like sliding down a rainbow with a huge smile on my face, filled with love for the whole of God's magnificent creation." She laughs as she adds: "Yeah...and marketing is like trudging through a field of 'chewed' bubblegum on a hot, sticky day."
What others have said about Betty:
"Betty Dravis is a fantastic mix of Shirley Jackson, Edna Buchanan and Janis Joplin. Don't ask me how I came up with that unlikely comparison––I just feel it, and I haven't been drinking much tonight...." - Mark LaFlamme, author of "Dirt: An American Campaign", Box of Lies and more.
"Betty Dravis's ability to present real people, places, and things in the midst of a fantasy story is very close to what I strive for in my own writings. Characters with last names and problems who live in real places, but still have fantastical things happen to them, make for a wonderful story. "The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley" is truly a modern "James and the Giant Peach" or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" kind of tale." - J. H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles.
Books by Betty Dravis:
Dream Reachers II co-authored with Chase Von.
Dream Reachers co-authored with Chase Von
1106 Grand Boulevard
The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley
Millenium Babe: The Prophecy
Star Struck: Interviews with Dirty Harry and Other Hollywood Icons
Betty Dravis also has a number of published short stories and writes reviews for Midwest Book Reviews and is an Amazon top reviewer. For more information visit: www.bettydravis.com