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Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers were born into a writing family.  Their father wrote engineering textbooks and magazine articles; their mother, Betsy Byars, was a distinguished children’s author and the winner of numerous book awards, including a National Book Award, a Newbery, an Edgar and many others.

They grew up in Morgantown, WV and after careers in medical fields they both began writing.  For over twenty years they published more than thirty-five children’s novels with a variety of companies, both individually and together.

Their first collaborative efforts were with their mother. When their mother retired, Laurie and Betsy formed The Writing Sisters to express their faith in their writing and more directly use their talents for the glory of God.  Their desire is for their fiction to show the power of God working in the world through Scripture.

Their first book for adults, The Shepherd’s Song, was released March, 2014 by Howard Books. 

Their latest book, The Lord is Their Shepherd: Praying Psalm 23 for Your Children, was released March 4, 2016.