Non Fiction – Fiction – Short Stories – Poetry
BetteLou Tobin grew up in Dover, New Jersey, has resided in NYC, NY, Hollywood, CA., Tucson, Phoenix and now lives in Avondale, AZ.
An animal lover all her life, BetteLou loves to write about, draw and paint animals. Her current owners are two cats. A proud grandmother, she enjoys playing with grandson, Morgan and granddaughter, Lavender.
In BetteLou’s words, “I raised a daughter and two sons as well as Alaskan Tundra wolves. I found that gnashing teeth and growling work for disciplining both species. Highly intelligent and affectionate, my wolves were never vicious; just all kissy faces.”
An active member of the Phoenix Writers Club, the Arizona Authors Association, the Phoenix Artists Guild, a juried member of Arizona Artists Alliance, BetteLou is also an award winning artist. She has exhibited and served as chairman for art shows by the Phoenix Artists Guild.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, BetteLou acted on stage and radio. In Hollywood, she wrote television scripts with her late husband Rick Tobin.
BetteLou gives classes and lectures in memoir writing. She does editing for publication, some ghost writing and has had how-to books, articles and numerous poems published.
|“WRITE & PUBLISH YOUR LIFESTORY: GUARANTEED”
A guide to writing memoirs, published by
|“JOBS FOR THE OLDER PERSON”
Self published with husband, Rick Tobin
An action/adventure novel about wolves and boys, set in the mountain wilderness of the Southwest, published by BookSurge.
is a whimsical fantasy novel for children of all ages, written and illustrated by BetteLou, published by AuthorHouse.
|“THE RED RAINCOAT”
A 2006 first place award-winning short story from the
Women Writers of the Desert contest.
|“POEMS FOR MEMORIALS & CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE”|
|“THE BOUHLER HAUS”
Drama based on the wife of a high-ranking Nazi during Hitler's regime in the 1930s’ and 40s’, who rescued children.