About

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This photo was taken in Provincetown, Cape Cod after two mimosas. 📸 Brad Fowler

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 for the Associated Press, and I have been writing ever since.

My articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Washington Post, Newsweek 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’m currently completing a memoir. One of my personal essays about a recipe for roast potatoes was the third most popular food story in “The Washington Post” in 2019.

A few years ago, I fled New York City for a much simpler life in Hanover, N.H., where I now live down the road from Dartmouth College with my two dogs Ronan and Jackie O. Email me if you would like to connect!