Elizabeth Tracy Mae Wettlaufer, accused of first-degree murder in the deaths of eight Ontario nursing-home wards, is poised to become a published author.
According to trusted sources, several North American publishing houses are vying for the rights to distribute original compositions created under her pseudonym, Betty Weston.
Staff literature critic and Managing Editor Mordecai Richelieu described the poems as “beyond dreadful” and “excruciating to read” but understands the excitement to close a book deal.
“After years of steady decline, physical book sales are finally growing at 3 percent to 4 percent and the audio book market is growing by 40 percent per year,” he noted. “While it is, personally, truly horrific for me to endure the words of someone who would rhyme ‘ancient fag’ with ‘urine bag’, she is nonetheless a source of fascination and it is… oddly compelling… to speculate how her words and acts moved in tandem these last nine years.”
Wettlaufer’s legal representative could not immediately be reached for comment.