Betty Kleinschmidt was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but lived for many years in the Caribbean. She and her husband now enjoy retirement in Tucson, Arizona.
Betty’s short romance stories have been published in TRUE ROMANCE and TRUE LOVE. This active octogenarian recently published A CLEAR VIEW OF KANSAS and Selected Short Stories, available from Trafford Publishing. Betty publishes articles in periodicals and recently started a creative writing group.
For several years, she published a magazine, THE ELVES’ MAILBOX, for doll makers and collectors under the name of Betty James. Her rag doll patterns and doll costumes patterns became well known in the United States and other countries. Betty is an experienced quilter, preferring the hand quilting process. Many of her quilts are displayed in her home. Betty enjoys showing her quilting art, fabric paintings, and wall hangings in art shows featured in the Mountain View retirement community where she resides.