Betsy Robinson's first novel, Plan Z by Leslie Kove (called “one of the funniest book I have read … a fabulous read” by Sixth Sense radio, KKNW, Seattle), was published by Mid-List Press in 2001 as winner of their First Novel Award Series, and in 2005, in response to steady requests from actresses for the script of her play Darleen Dances, (developed in EST's Octoberfest), she published it in Girl Stories & Game Plays: an anthology of stories and plays. The opening monologue to Darleen Dances [available on her website and published in Moving Parts (Viking Penguin, 1992)], has become one of the most-performed audition plays. Inspired by this, she is direct-selling an e-book, Monologues, Sketches, Scenes, Short Plays for Auditions & Class Work: Material for Character Actors. For more than a decade Betsy was an actor (Return of the Secaucus 7; Lianna; and assorted fools, clowns and sexy wenches all over Off-off Broadway). She remains a playwright, and her scripts have been produced at the renowned Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Theatre in the Works (Amherst, MA), in Los Angeles, Off-off Broadway, on cable TV, and in Iowa where she won first prize in the Dubuque Fine Arts 1-Act Contest. A Bennington College and National Theater Institute graduate, Betsy has been a member of the EST since the 1970s. Betsy makes her living as a journalist and freelance editor. She is currently writing a novel with a partner and has two new funny novels making the rounds via her agent.