Betty Jean Craige is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. She lives in Athens, Georgia.

Her non-academic books include Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot; the Witherston Murder Mysteries Downstream, Fairfield’s Auction, and Dam Witherston; and Aldo. Fairfield’s Auction won First Place in the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards in Mystery and Mayhem. Dam Witherston was named Winner of the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery, Honorable Mention in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in Mysteries, and Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 Independent Press Awards in Mystery. Aldo was named Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery.

 

 
 
 

Dam Witherston won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for the Mysteries Category

Fairfield’s Auction won First in Mystery and Mayhem category of 2018 Chanticleer Book Awards

Dam Witherston won Distinguished Favorite in 2018 Independent Press Awards in Mystery.

Aldo was named Distinguished Favorite in the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery.

Dam Witherston was named Winner in the 2018 New York City Big Book Awards in Mystery.