Betsy Graziani Fasbinder is the author of Fire & Water, a dark love story set in San Francisco. This is a story that redefines the word "family", explores the depth of friendship and the damage that secrets can cause. Fire & Water is a story that shows that love is always a matter of life and death. Fire & Water is a silver medalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards and has received honorable mentions in the Los Angeles and New York Book Festivals. For other works, Betsy has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award for Fiction, and has been honored with a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces. Four of her works have been produced as Readers’ Theater in the historic Miners' Foundry Theater in Nevada City, California. Fasbinder is currently working on a collection of personal essays titled Filling Her Shoes: My Love Story of Inherited Motherhood and a new novel set in Northern California's Wine Country. Betsy lives nestled in the soft hills of Marin County, California with her husband, one son on the launch pad, and one out on his own in a neighboring town. Her salt and pepper golden doodle, Edgar is her faithful writing companion.