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Betsy Woodman spent ten formative years in India and studied in France and Zambia. A graduate of Smith College, she earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University. She has edited history books and been a frequent book reviewer, and was a writer/editor for Experiencing War, the award-winning radio documentary series for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Her interest in languages, music, and cross-cultural connections are in evidence in the Jana Bibi series. She now lives in her native New Hampshire.

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Betsy Woodman Hi Julie,
I am working on a fourth book. It's in the chaotic stage, with characters arriving and being thrown out and subplots swirling around.
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Hi Julie,
I am working on a fourth book. It's in the chaotic stage, with characters arriving and being thrown out and subplots swirling around.
Thank you so much for your question. It always gives me a boost to know that people are interested!
Take care,
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Betsy Woodman Hi Paula,
No, I have done some work on book 4, but am first trying to finish up a novel set in New Hampshire and France during World War I. Thank you…more
Hi Paula,
No, I have done some work on book 4, but am first trying to finish up a novel set in New Hampshire and France during World War I. Thank you for the question, though. I love hearing from readers.
Take care,
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Fears about the quality of the writing:

It’s too flowery.

It’s too plain.

It’s both, in alternate paragraphs.

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The historical facts are all wrong.

The topic will bore people.

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“Oh yes," said Jana. "You want the birdbath."
She let him down onto the rim of the birdbath, then watched as he dipped his head, lowered his chest into the water, and raised it. Having finished his bath, he did a dance of sheer joy, flapping his wings and shaking off the water in a circle of drops.
"He enjoys life," said a voice. Mr. Powell the optometrist, a closed umbrella in hand, was letting his two dachshunds chase each other around the park.
"As do your dogs," said Jana.
"Yes," said Mr. Powell,"they have fun in a simpler and more joyous way than most humans do. Their pleasures seem more reliable. All you have to do is say the word 'walk' and they're wiggling from head to toe....”
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