Betty Dishman lives in Western North Carolina near the Great Smoky Mountains. She has experience as a newspaper reporter and copy editor, as well as an AmeriCorrps VISTA Volunteer. Betty earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Queens College in Charlotte and also has a graduate certificate in Technology and Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Betty currently writes for Demand Media and works in the Department of Communication at Western Carolina University. She enjoys travel, hiking and reading.