Representative for Our Spotlighted Publisher
Del Rey Books
Betsy Mitchell received a degree in journalism from the University of
Nebraska (Omaha) and spent two years as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald
before moving to New York City. She served as managing editor of Analog
magazine, senior editor at Baen Books, associate publisher of Bantam
Spectra, and founded the Aspect line at Warner Books before joining Ballantine
as Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey in 2002.
has edited such works as Virtual Light by William Gibson and
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn (both New York
Times bestsellers); the Hugo Award-winner Hyperion by Dan Simmons;
and the Nebula Award-winner Parable of the Talents by Octavia
Butler; and received a World Fantasy Award for co-editing the
anthology Full Spectrum 4. Her author discoveries include such
names as Roger MacBride Allen, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, David Feintuch,
Nalo Hopkinson, J.V. Jones, Elizabeth Moon, and Sarah Zettel.
She and her family live in Brooklyn, NY.