Thank you for visiting my new website!

Look here for updates on my novel, Always Gardenia, including information on how to order your copy or buy it in a bookstore.

And look too for “THE FRIDAY FIVE HUNDRED,” a 500-word post with my thoughts on the writing process (including my personal, biased, and decidedly non-prescriptive rules for writing a novel) as well as reviews of my favorite middle-grade novels for young readers and reports from my juants out and about in Seattle and environs.

I will send website subscribers a weekly email update on the newest blog entry.

Thank you!
Betsy Hanson

Praise for Always Gardenia

“In cheerful, lively prose that pays homage to the novels of Barbara Pym,  Always Gardenia skewers and celebrates middle-aged romance, English department intrigues, competitive mothering, brunch and drum dancing. Betsy Hanson has a capacious heart:  Her characters maintain their dignity despite the degradations of living beyond the flush of youth, among friends who outdo them but are too kind to say so. Every hurt, tentative pleasure, and human foible sparkles with authorial precision. The laughable is also tender for being absolutely true.” — Kathleen Flenniken, 2012-2014 Washington State Poet Laureate

Nancy Pearl interviews Betsy Hanson