Betty Ren Wright, currently mulling over ideas for her next novel for young readers, 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 and quite possibly best known book, The Dollhouse Murders, remains a popular ghost story and has never been out of print since its 1983 publication; it’s won numerous awards, been published in dozens of languages, and a dramatic version was released a number of 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 and remains a long-time member of the respected writers group Allied Authors of Wisconsin.
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Jack Byrne submitted this article.
John D. Haefele compiled this bibliography.