Betsy Otter Thompson
A Philadelphia native with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy Otter Thompson worked as an account executive for several Philadelphia radio stations and as a commercial print model, appearing in television commercials in Philadelphia and New York. After moving to California, Betsy struggled and nearly became homeless. After she recognized her tendency to blame others for her problems, she became accountable and began to recover. She worked for the next eighteen years as an Executive Assistant to an entertainment executive in the film industry. Betsy retired in 2005 and is now writing full time. Her books include WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION (O-Books 2010), THE MIRROR THEORY (Hampton Roads 2005), The WHAT HAPPENS IF I ...Book (Ascension 1996), YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK: Make Your Thoughts Delicious (Ascension 1993), LOVEHUMAN (Ascension 1992), and LOVEPARENT (Ascension 1991).