I attended suburban Atlanta public schools before earning a BA in History from Davidson College in Davidson, NC and an MA in Journalism from the Henry Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia at Athens, GA. However, like many refugees from the liberal arts, I then moved into the computer field.
A native of Nashville, TN, I lived in Atlanta from the age of three, not counting out-of-state college, until I moved to Memphis to take a contract computer job on the notorious “Y2K Problem” in the spring of 1999. Having saved the world from disaster (with a little help from thousands of other computer professionals all around the world), I moved from Memphis to Raleigh in the fall of 2000 and worked for the city government. On April 7, 2010, I left the city and became a full-time writer.
Nearly everybody that knew me before I left the City of Raleigh IT Department knew me as Steve Cross. The fact is, I’m transgendered, and I dropped the male role and my male name in 2010 and will be known from now on as Betty Cross. My relatives know and are supportive. My friends in sci-fi and fantasy fandom know this and they support my decision too. My future works will all be published under the name of Betty Cross.
In my spare time, I like to read all kinds of books, visit with my nephews and nieces, surf the Internet, celebrate Jewish religious holidays, attend science-fiction/fantasy conventions, and go to the movies. I have successfully weaned myself from the television habit.