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Betty Ren Wright
Born (1927-06-15)June 15, 1927
Wakefield, Michigan, USA
Died December 31, 2013(2013-12-31) (aged 86)
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1981–2013 (novels)
Genre Children's fiction, chiefly ghost stories; picture book stories
Notable works
Spouse
George A. Frederiksen (m. 1976)

Betty Ren Wright (June 15, 1927 – December 31, 2013) was an American writer of children's fiction including Christina's Ghost, The Dollhouse Murders, The Ghosts Of Mercy Manor and A Ghost in The House.

Background

Wright lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with her husband, George A. Frederiksen, a painter. She also wrote several short stories such as Sweet remembrance and thirty-five picture books.

Works

Novels
  • Getting Rid of Marjorie (1981)
  • The Secret Window (1982)
  • The Dollhouse Murders (1983)
  • Ghosts Beneath Our Feet (1984)
  • Christina's Ghost (1985); also published as The Ghosts in the Attic
  • The Summer of Mrs. MacGregor (1986)
  • A Ghost in the Window (1987); sequel to The Secret Window
  • The Pike River Phantom (1988)
  • Rosie and the Dance of the Dinosaurs (1989)
  • The Ghost of Ernie P (1990)
  • The Midnight Mystery (1991)
  • The Scariest Night (1991)
  • A Ghost in the House, Part 2 (1991)
  • The Ghost of Popcorn Hill (1993)
  • The Ghosts of Mercy Manor (1993)
  • The Ghost Witch (1993)
  • The Ghost Comes Calling (1994)
  • Out Of The Dark (1995)
  • Nothing But Trouble (1995)
  • Haunted Summer (1996)
  • Getting Rid of Katherine (1996)
  • Too Many Secrets (1997)
  • The Ghost in Room 11 (1997)
  • A Ghost in the Family (1998)
  • The Phantom of Five Chimneys (1998)
  • The Moonlight Man (2000)
  • The Wish Master (2000)
  • Crandall's Castle (2003)
  • Princess for a Week (2006)
Selected picture book stories
  • Roundabout Train (1958)
  • I Want to Read (1965)
  • The Cat Who Stamped His Feet (1975)
  • Rodger's Upside Down Day (1979)
  • I Like Being Alone (1981)
  • The Time Machine (1981)
  • Pet Detectives (1999)
  • The Blizzard (2003)
  • Rackety-Boom (1953)
  • Johnny Go Round

Short Stories

The Invisible Cat (1958) Alfred Hitchcock's Magazine

  • (including 9 "from old catalog")
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