Betsy Ashton, born in Washington, D.C., was raised in Southern California, where she claims she ran wild with coyotes in the hills above Malibu. She protested the war in Vietnam, burned her bra for feminism, and is a steadfast independent. Her first mystery, Mad Max: Unintended Consequences, was published in February 2013. The second in the series, Uncharted Territory: A Mad Max Mystery, came out in April 2015. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several anthologies including 50 Shades of Cabernet, Candles of Hope, and Reflections on Smith Mountain Lake. She is the past president of the state-wide Virginia Writers Club. She loves riding behind her husband on his motorcycle. You'll have to decide for yourself if and where she has a tattoo.