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Betty Ren Wright

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Betty Ren Wright dreamed about writing stories and books almost as soon as she was old enough to read them. For many years she was a children's book editor with Western Publishing; during that time she wrote the texts for a number of picture-storybooks. She also published adult short fiction in a wide variety of magazines. Soon after her marriage to Wisconsin artist George Frederiksen in 1976, she left editing to concentrate on writing novels for boys and girls. Her third book, THE DOLLHOUSE MURDERS, has been a popular ghost story for nearly twenty years; it's won numerous awards, been published in dozens of languages and a dramatic version was released several years ago. Delighted to find that so many readers like ghost stories as much as she does, she has continued to write them, interspersed with other kinds of suspense and adventure stories. Betty Ren lives in Racine, Wisconsin with her constant companions, Gracie (the dog) and Nougat (the cat), who are never far from her desk when she's writing.