The Official Rapsheet

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Betsy Dornbusch (that's me!) writes urban and epic fantasy, science fiction, and has dabbled in thrillers and erotica. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online venues such as Sinister Tales, Big Pulp, Story Portal, and Spinetingler, and her work is in the anthologies Tasty Little Tales and Deadly by the Dozen. She's been an editor with the ezine Electric Spec for six years and regularly speaks at fan conventions and writers’ conferences. Her first full length novel, ARCHIVE OF FIRE came out in 2012 to great reviews  and the first of her her epic fantasy series, EXILE, came out in February 2013. She’s the sole proprietor of Sex Scenes at Starbucks (http://betsydornbusch.com) where you can believe most of what she writes. In her free time, she snowboards, air jams at punk rock concerts, and just started following Rockies baseball, of all things. 

Short bio:

Betsy Dornbusch is the author of a dozen short stories, three novellas, and three novels. She also is an editor with the speculative fiction magazine Electric Spec and the longtime proprietress of Sex Scenes at Starbucks

Betsy is represented by:

Sara Megibow
KT Literary
sara @ ktliterary . com
twitter @SaraMegibow

Press Kit
(feel free to use any images you find but please credit the photographer)

Author Photo by Beth Partin

Books (in reverse order of appearance)
Betsy Dornbusch:
EMISSARY (Night Shade Books 2015)                                     
EXILE (Night Shade Books in Hardback February 2013 and Paperback July 2014)
ARCHIVE OF FIRE (Whiskey Creek Press) (out of print)

LOST PRINCE (Torrid) (out of print)
QUENCHED (Torrid) (out of print)
QUENCHER (Torrid) (out of print)

See THIS PAGE for reviews and feel free to use anything there, but please give proper credit.


  • UF Manifesto
  • Neverland's Library
  • Tasty Little Tales
  • Deadly by the Dozen

Short Stories (some links may be disabled by now)

Interviews and Guest Blog Posts

  • Writer for Denver 48 hour film contest, Winner: best use of required dialogue

Devices I obsess over use in my Stories
  • Princes: the deposed or second born sort. Responsibility without enough power to act on it fascinates me
  • Reflective things: Mirrors, water, sand, jewelry, a silver lighter, people.
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Fighting
  • Grit
  • Cursing
  • Pigpen characters
  • Greek Choruses
  • Male POV
  • Archery