Christine Betts is an Australian writer who left her heart in Paris some years ago.
She can usually be found at the beach or sitting at a cafe, pen in hand.

Originally, Christine trained in education and the visual arts. She spent many years creating Australian-made gift ware and art for interior design projects. Writing took centre-stage in 2017 when she left her management position with a market-leading art-seller and packed up her brushes.

Her long-time internet handle, WriterPainter, is also the name of her blog on creativity, writing, art, meditation and spirituality. She believes that everyone is creative, and it is through our act of creating that we find our purpose and meaning in life.

An enthusiastic traveller, she has written 2 novels, a novella and many short stories set in Paris, and two works-in-progress set in California and England. She is passionate about writing strong female characters, yoga, animal rights and her family.

Her new novel, Alia Henry and the Ghost Writer launches 16 June, 2020.

Review: If you’re like me you can use a bit of an escape these days. Take a look at Christine Betts’ new novel, Alia Henry and the Ghost Writer. I was honored to be able to read an advance copy and I have to tell you I loved it! Plunging into life in an old chateau in the Loire Valley, the lives of these interesting characters and a captivating mystery was the perfect antidote to today’s messy state of affairs. Lady Thalia Henry, spoiled heiress, social media star and wild child is “imprisoned” in a battered and warn Loire Valley chateau in the midst of a renovation and finds herself undergoing a personal renovation of her own. Forced to honor a writing commitment she embarks on nightly time travels, a la Midnight in Paris. Are these dreams? Are they ghost stories? Whatever they are they are lovely and soul changing. So well written, this book was so delicious I was sorry for it to end. 5 Stars – Katherine Watt

Her first novel Hotel Déjà vu (Time Step Press, 2018) encompasses her obsessions: Paris, art, time travel and strong female characters. Edith Piaf may have had no regrets, but those who make their way to the Hotel Déjà vu seem to have a few.

‘If you love Paris, read this book!’

~Danielle Rodriguez

She can sometimes be found beside a pool with book and a cocktail. She is a work in progress. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram by searching @ParisTimeTravel

loving Paris since 1994

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