Betsy A. Martin graduated with a BFA in Education from Ohio University with a major in Theatre/Speech and English. She completed her MAE at Muskingum College. Retired from public education, and as an adjunct at both Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State, she directed plays and musicals for 35 years. A three term board member for the Ohio Thespian Society, Martin was inducted into the Ohio Educational Theatre Hall of Fame and the New Lexington Alumni Association Teacher Hall of Fame.
She has written seven mystery-dinner shows to date: Wine and DIEne, Missing Mama, Yard Sale Queen, PrinciPALities, Sweet Sally’s Saloon, The Missing Curl, Death to Devices, Class Reunion, and Retired, Rehired. Her four full length plays include: Bait, Labels, I’m Calling About the Rental, and Clean Sweep Willie. Currently the president of an art’s nonprofit in New Lexington, she enjoys spending time at the Calvary Arts Center where she produces her shows. She recently wrote the Perry County bicentennial play, The Liar’s Bench. Currently living in McConnelsville, she is a member of the Dover House Writers, and also the Pine Island Writers in Florida.