Betsy Duffey

Betsy Duffey is a licensed counselor and worked for four years with homeless women, often using writing as a tool for healing. Over the years Betsy has spoken at hundreds of elementary schools and has shared her ideas with countless women’s groups. She lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia. They have two grown sons. Betsy and her sister, Laurie Myers, write together as the Writing Sisters.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts." — Corrie Ten Boom

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Counseling. I worked for four years with homeless women in Atlanta and loved listening to their stories and talking with them about their faith.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Clowns and monkeys. These deep-seated fears were inherited from my mother who also fears clowns and monkeys. (My sister does too.)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Procrastination. This is one reason why I love to write with my sister. She provides the accountability for me.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

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