Betsy Robinson's latest novel, The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg, won Black Lawrence Press's Big Moose Prize and was published in 2014. Her 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 was recently published in a Kindle edition. 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 it, with new "Notes for Actresses doing the monologue," as 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 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. She makes her living as a journalist and freelance editor. Her edit of The Trouble with the Truth, a novel by her late mother, Edna Robinson, was published in 2015 by Simon & Schuster/Atria/Infinite Words.