Christine Betts is a business owner and writer. Originally trained in education and the visual arts, Christine spent many years creating Australian-made giftware, and art for interior design projects.
Her long-time internet handle, WriterPainter, also the name of her blog on creativity, provides an insight into her two great loves; books and art. She believes that everyone is creative, and it is through our act of creating that we find our purpose and meaning in life.
Writing took centre-stage in 2017 when she left her management position with a market-leading firm and packed up her brushes.
Her first novel Hotel Déjà vu (Time Step Press, 2018) combines her passion for Paris with her interest (obsession?) for artists, writers and their lives. An enthusiastic traveller, she has written many short stories and novellas 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.
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 by searching @ParisTimeTravel or at her website www.writerpainter.com