Betsy J. Green

Author & Speaker

Upcoming events
in Santa Barbara

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, I will be selling and signing my books at the CALM Auxiliary's 32nd Annual Celebrity Authors' Luncheon at the Fess Parker's Santa Barbara Hotel.

I recently spoke in Santa Barbara about my my latest book Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1917 for the Westerner's history group, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the P.E.O. women's group.

I also have a new talk that compares the Thomas Fire of 2017 with the devastating fires of 1917 in Ojai, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara.

Send me an email at author@​ if you would like me to speak at your group or organization.

The newest book in the Way Back When series is now available at Chaucer's, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, the Santa Barbara Company gift shop, and

Ask your doctor if a history & humor talk
or presentation would be right for your
group or organization!


Local history & humor
The fourth book in the series of fun and interesting news in Santa Barbara 100 years ago. Still only $9.95.
The third in the series of history & humor books about Santa Barbara's history -- one year at a time. $9.95
More tales of the wacky and weird events in SB taken from the local newspapers. $9.95
Tales of everyday life in Santa Barbara 100 years ago, told with wit and humor. $9.95
Local history
MESApedia is the first comprehensive history of Santa Barbara’s Mesa neighborhood, containing more than 400 entries and images, portraying life on the Mesa in the 1800s.
A photographic history tracing the development of a village just west of Chicago.
"Could be a runaway bestseller!"
--Old-House Journal