Mystery writer Betty Webb was originally from Hamilton, Alabama, but she has been a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona since 1982.
Webb was a journalist before becoming a full time author.
Her journalism career ranged from feature articles to hard news stories, and allowed her to meet and interact with an array of people.
The harsh desert climate and some of her early news pieces gave her inspiration to write her Lena Jones Mystery Series.
Laced within the pages of her novels are hints of Webb’s extensive background and personal hobbies.
Webb is heavily involved in genealogy and actively searches for traces in her family line.
She has experience as a folk singer, go-go dancer, cotton picker and solo backpacker, but she currently works as a creative writing teacher at Phoenix College, and she often volunteers at the Phoenix Zoo.
It is there, within the confines of the monkey cage, she found inspiration for her second series, the Gunn Zoo Mysteries.