Dravis also wrote three short stories that were consistent best-sellers in the Amazon Shorts program and had short stories published in the anthologies "Every Child is Entitled to Innocence," "Sweet Sunshine," "Just Our Best Short Stories 2005." She recently finished her first full-length serial-killer thriller manuscrript "Dead Women Don't Talk Back" (unpublished at present).
She is the devoted mother of six (two are now angels), grandmother of nine, and has six great-grandchildren and three great-great grands. Dravis, a decades-long resident of Silicon Valley, currently resides in the Central Valley of California. She's a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary title bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky, featured in two Who's Who books and former San Jose (CA) Woman of Achievement. She's also a member of American Author Association (AAA) and Dames of Dialogue, a former member of Sigma Delta Chi and San Jose Newspaper Guild and is an Amazon and Midwest Books Reviewer.
Her most recent awards are: "Director's Choice: Best Horror/Fear book presented for "Six-Pack of Fear" by ZODIAC ENTERTAINMENT FOUNDER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Dimi Nakov of New Zealand; Best Paranormal/Horror book" presented for "Six-Pack of Blood" by Dimi Nakov, also; TOP 20 IN BEST OF WOMEN'S FICTION, presented by Heart Press; and placed 9th in the 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHORTY AWARDS; 18th in the 4th and 6th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHORTY AWARDS (author division).
Another of Dravis's passions is interviewing people in the news; among those she has interviewed are the "living legend" actor/director/producer Clint Eastwood, country singer/actress Tanya Tucker, the late actress Jane Russell, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Tanya Tucker, the late San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, actresses/singers Katherin Kovin Pacino and Marissa Autumn, actor/producer/director Tony Tarantino and many more...the list keeps growing. Please see the Celebrity Section of her website.
Of writing, Betty always says, "It's exhilarating--like sliding down a rainbow with a huge smile on my face, filled with love for the whole of God's magnificent creation." She laughs as she adds: "Yeah...and marketing is like trudging through a field of 'chewed' bubblegum on a hot, sticky day." :-)
WHAT THE LEGENDARY AUTHOR JOHN LOCKE SAYS ABOUT "SIX-PACK OF BLOOD":
"I know Betty Dravis as a multi-genre writer, but no matter what genre she writes in, make no mistake, Betty's a treasure, far as I'm concerned. This collection is special because it offers you a glimpse into the 'other' mind and character of this author." - John Locke, famous creator of the fictional character Donovan Creed and the first self-published author to sell a million e-books.
WHAT AUTHOR MARK LAFLAMME SAYS ABOUT BETTY DRAVIS:
"Betty Dravis is a fantastic mix of Shirley Jackson, Edna Buchanan and Janis Joplin. Don't ask me how I came up with that unlikely comparison––I just feel it, and I haven't been drinking much tonight...." - Mark LaFlamme, author of "Dirt: An American Campaign", Box of Lies and more.
WHAT AUTHOR J.H. SWEET SAYS ABOUT "THE TOONIES INVADE SILICON VALLEY":
"Betty Dravis's ability to present real people, places, and things in the midst of a fantasy story is very close to what I strive for in my own writings. Characters with last names and problems who live in real places, but still have fantastical things happen to them, make for a wonderful story. "The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley" is truly a modern "James and the Giant Peach" or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" kind of tale." - J. H. Sweet, author of The Fairy Chronicles.