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Bettie Williams has been an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and some really bad poetry for over 20 years. She has been published in The Petigru Review, Broken Ink, and numerous other literary anthologies. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
The Rake’s Tale took first place in the South Carolina Writers’ Association’s 2014 Carrie McCray Memorial Literary Awards. A former journalist and technical writer, Williams holds dual bachelor’s degrees in English and communications from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
She has been a member of the South Carolina Writer's Association since 2010 and served as president of her local chapter for three years. She has also worked with published authors for the last six years, editing novels. She is a member of The Aiken Scribblers, a local group of writers from her hometown. Her short story, "Wedding Belle Blues," was included in their Nights of Horseplay anthology. She is also a member of a merry band of published authors called the Assassin's Guild, who regularly meet to create, critique, and kill their "little darlings." This summer, she took third place in the Carrie McCray for the first chapter of an up-and-coming novel she is working on.
In addition to writing, she is obsessed with all things William Shakespeare and Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice is her favorite book of all time); has a closet fascination with Benedict Cumberbatch (Then again, who doesn’t?); and becomes a bloodthirsty tyrant whenever anyone dares to bring out a Scattergories game (She’s never lost a match).
She currently works in higher education as a project manager and makes her home in the midlands of
South Carolina where she serves as handmaiden to a feisty Pomeranian/Chihuahua named Callie.
The Rake’s Tale is her first published novel, but it won't be her last.
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