Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I was born a Gemini in Youngstown, Ohio, as Elizabeth but became “Betsy” when my parents had a heated argument. I started my career as a 24-year-old journalist writing for the Associated Press in Athens, Greece, and I have been writing ever since.
My stories have appeared in The New York Times‘ Modern Love column, The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Washington Post and New York Magazine. I also wrote a column for Women’s Magazine in Boulder, Colo.
I love writing profiles and personal essays, and I recently completed a memoir. One of my personal essays about my ex-husband’s recipe for “divorce potatoes” was the third most popular food story in The Washington Post in 2019. I was also delighted to have actress Abbi Jacobson choose my Modern Love column for the podcast.
A few years ago, I traded city for country, and I now live in Vermont with my boyfriend and two dogs Ronan and Jackie O. In my spare time, I give astrology readings to strangers at bars and feed orphaned baby birds at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Please email me if you would like to connect!