Interview with Bettie Wailes

What are you working on next?
I'm nearly finished with another memoir--this one from the early years of my life. The title is Running Down the Road Naked, although it isn't about running or being naked. I'm also working on a novel, my first foray into fiction. It's about murder on a running trail.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like to read mysteries, including cozies, and some general fiction. I like a variety of authors, including Karen McInerny, Lee Child, Janet Evanonich, John Grisham, and Allen Eskins.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love tutoring, so each day in the office is a pleasure. But I also love planning my next running adventure.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Tutoring, analyzing SAT and ACT tests, and planning my next running trips.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't read many ebooks. I prefer the printed copy. But I find some on BookBub that are enjoyable.
What is your writing process?
For memoir, it's constructing a timeline. For fiction, I'm still trying to find my process.
Published 2017-10-24.
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Books by This Author

Running in the Back of the Pack
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,540. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging, Essay » Author profile
Startling with Bettie's first run, this story follows her journey from 5Ks to ultras, love to loss, grief to healing, from her first marathon to more than 225 more. She's logged more miles than she thought possible, and she's still going-on track to complete more than 70 this year. She runs in the back of the pack, where the view is different. Some benefits were expected--some quite surprising.