Betsy Dornbusch‘s fantasy novel, Exile: The First Book of the Seven Eyes came out on Feb. 5th from Night Shade Books. Betsy is the author of a dozen short stories, three novellas, and two novels. She also is an editor with the speculative fiction magazine Electric Spec and the longtime proprietress of Sex Scenes at Starbucks. She was also kind enough to take the time and chat with us about her new book, writing in multiple genres, and much more!


Kristin Centorcelli: Betsy, thanks so much for taking the time to chat! Will you tell us a bit about yourself? Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Betsy Dornbusch: Thanks for having me!

I’ve written stories since I was in fourth grade, but stopped for a decade after college. But it’s not surprising that I turned to writing seriously; I’ve always viewed people and events in the framework of “story.” And I’ve always been a big reader.

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