Betsey Van Horn

Betsey Van Horn is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She is an RN specializing in psychiatric disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, developmental, behavioral, and rare genetic diagnoses. She also has a strong background in hospice nursing. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and teenage daughter.

Betsey adores literature and ideas and has an aversion to organized religion, proselytizing, programmed thinking, and flag-waving patriotism. Spiritually, she’s a secular naturalist and feels in tune with Buddhist tenets. She has been described as individualistic, eclectic, mildly eccentric (especially her humor), witty, satirical, verbally combative–and a bohemian in spirit. She has been an Ashtanga Mysore style yoga practitioner for several years.

Betsey is one of the top 250 reviewers at and reviews under the name of Switterbug. She has diverse interests in literature, although she doesn’t enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and most mainstream fiction.

Betsey has reviewed the following for MostlyFiction:



2011 (Top Picks)

2010 (Top Picks)

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