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Betty Hafner

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Betty loves a good story, with an enticing setting, complicated characters, and maybe a dash of humor. Her favorites leave her with something to think about. She has written monthly book reviews for more than a decade in The Town Courier newspaper in Montgomery County, MD. She wrote two practical career-change books that stemmed from her workshops for adults―WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? published by Lippincott (2001) and THE NURSE'S GUIDE TO STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS, published by Pilot Books (1992). With an MS in counseling, she considers herself a teacher and counselor by trade and by nature, but she also loves telling stories through her artwork, photographs, and writing. She lives outside Washington, DC with her husband and beloved dog.

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Betty Hafner I would actually have to say I backed into this project. I never expected to write about my first marriage; it was decades ago, and I've been happily …moreI would actually have to say I backed into this project. I never expected to write about my first marriage; it was decades ago, and I've been happily married to my second husband for thirty-three years.

But several years ago, I had started meeting monthly with a writers group that had formed after a class where we wrote personal essays. One morning I realized I better get working on something because we had a meeting coming up soon. I opened up one of my many books on writing, hoping to find a prompt for inspiration. I scanned the list--no, no, no, then, Oh, wow, I know what I'd write about there!! The prompt was "If only . . . " and I wrote what has become the first chapter of my memoir. You can read it here on Goodreads under the section called "Betty's Writing."(less)
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Fifteen Years of Great Books

June 2018 marks the end of my fifteenth year of writing a monthly “Reader’s Choice” book review column for “The Town Courier.” (Yes, I was quite young when I started...) Reading back over them, I marvel at the terrific books this new century has brought. Just for fun, I picked my favorite book of each year for anyone who might want reading suggestions. This list also holds several of my all-time f

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