MARIAN WEBB BETTS
I AM A STORYTELLER
Have been since I was knee-high to a grasshopper!
It comes naturally because I grew up in a country with no written word and no books except the Bible.
Our playmates were the native children who were innate storytellers. And Dad
regaled us each evening with stories of his adventures as a pioneer missionary. Couldn’t help but become a storyteller!
My writing experience includes the curriculum and syllabi for my own classes in clothing and quilt design and construction,
Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. I have also developed Standard Operating Procedures for small businesses; researched and written technical
papers; designed and created catalogs and websites for myself and for art groups; written newsletters, articles, short stories, poetry, and a
musical, a movie script and three novels with another in the works.
ELAINE C. WOLFE
Retired educator and artist, Dr. Elaine Wolfe, accomplished one of her bucket-list goals in 2020 when she published The Spanish Beauty. She returns to Spain for her second mystery,
The Urge, with some new twists involving her same beloved characters. Dr. Wolfe combines her story-telling abilities, developed during 36 years of teaching biology, with her lifetime experiences as a
professional artist, and her love of Spanish culture.
Dr. Wolfe has traveled to every continent except Antarctica, has been recognized nationally for her teaching abilities, and has been recognized as an award-winning professional artist. She has been,
for over forty years, and continues to be an artist-owner of the CCA Art Gallery in Carmel, IN.
Dr. Wolfe is the published author of her 400-page dissertation, science articles in “The American Biology Teacher” and “The Hoosier Science Teacher”, and poems in The National Library of Poetry’s
“Best Poems of 1998” and “Whispers at Dusk”. She is a Distinguished Purdue University Alumna in the School of Science.