Betty Slaughter was an active member of the White County Historical Society, a lifelong resident of Searcy, and a long-time member of White County Creative Writers. Besides writing, Betty was an artist, sketching and producing her own greeting cards picturing historical sites from the Searcy she grew up in.

Her love of Searcy and the surrounding area flavored her writing. She wrote about life during the Great Depression and World War II. She loved people-watching, and real-life events often snuck into her writing, sometimes thinly disguised.

Betty was a talented lady and a good friend. Betty passed away in December 2019 at the age of 91, and is greatly missed.