Meet the Members: Shyvonne Betts

“Writing provides healing for the writer and the reader.”

– Shyvonne Betts


A new member of the Writers’ League of Texas, Shyvonne Betts lives in Austin, Texas.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Shyvonne Betts: I write in any genre that comes to mind. I love fiction and I love creative writing. The majority of my writing can be described as quirky with a lot of understated humor.

Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?

SB: I would like to have a coffee (or maybe tea) with Jude Deveraux. I lived my pre-teen years with my nose stuck in any title of one of her romance novels.

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

SB: If I were stranded on an island, I would want to keep a photo book with me. My family keeps me sane, so it would be a necessity to still be able to see them should I be denied the pleasure of their company.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

SB: I see my writing taking me to a place of contentment in all aspects of my life. I am taking my writing to a place that will allow me to make a positive contribution to society. Writing provides healing for the writer and the reader. 🙂

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

SB: I recently read Killing Secrets by K.L. Doctor and loved every single moment. So much so, that I had to look her up and see what else she had published. Looking forward to reading more of the Thorne series!

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

SB: Nope. I’m a true introvert. If you want anything more out of me, you’ll have to do some serious prying 🙂

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