The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Photograph of Betty Webb

Betty Webb

Meet Your Literary Community Exhibitor 2019

About Betty Webb

As a journalist, Betty Webb interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, and Nobel Prize-winners, as well as the homeless, the dying, and polygamy runaways. Her dark Lena Jones mysteries, based on stories she covered as a reporter, include Desert Lost ("One of the Top Five Mysteries of 2009," Library Journal), Desert Wives ("Eye-popping," New York Times) and many others. Publishers Weekly called them “mysteries with a social conscience.” Betty's humorous Gunn Zoo series debuted with the critically-acclaimed The Anteater of Death. A syndicated book reviewer for more than 30 years, Betty is a member of National Federation of Press Women, the Author's Guild, and Mystery Writers of America. She has also served as Writer-In-Residence at various libraries, helping aspiring writers with their manuscripts. Betty’s 17th book, Desert Redemption, was released March 12, 2019 to critical acclaim, and she is current working on The Panda of Death, the sixth Gunn Zoo mystery, which will be released spring of 2020. After that will be a novel set during the Jazz Age in Paris.