Betsy Hartmann writesfictionandnon-fictionabout important national and global issues. Her latest novelDeadly Electionis a political thriller about a right-wing administration in Washington intent on suspending civil liberties and democratic elections. Her previous thriller The Truth about Fire explores the link between the Far Right, domestic terrorism and the neo-Nazi movement in Europe. She is a professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and is a well-known activist and commentator on international women’s rights, environment, and security concerns. Her latest research focuses on the politics of climate change.