Betty Cordell was born and raised in Dublin, Georgia. Her mother and excellent English teachers instilled in her a love of books from her earliest years. As a child, she wrote poems, stories, and even plays which she acted out for her Brownie troop along with friends. But her horse was her first love and she spent many happy hours riding across the pastures near her house.
Betty's favorite memories are of visits to her grandparents at their North Georgia farm, where she'd sit by the fire and listen, enthralled, while her father and his four brothers and two sisters would tell stories about their growing up years. Small town Southern life also gave her plenty of fodder for stories and interesting characters.
Betty was educated at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Lyon, Lyon, France. She came back home to Georgia in 1972 and has been there ever since, living just outside Atlanta with the Chattahoochee National Forest as her backyard. She feels privileged to live close to her computer genius son, her creative daughter-in-law, and her two astoundingly beautiful and smart granddaughters, and keeps the phone cells busy talking to her brilliant daughter who lives much too far away pursuing graduate studies in epidemiology.
Betty is a member of Georgia Writers Association, Georgia Romance Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is published in the magazine Angels On Earth, the Georgia Writers Anthology, On My Mind, Volume IV, and by Belle Books in More Sweet Tea (2005) and Sweeter Tea (2006). She's currently working on a humorous Southern novel about a woman whose husband runs off with her inheritance, not to mention her favorite hairdresser, and she's not sure whose betrayal bothers her the most.
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