Betty Carol Keller born in Vancouver, B.C., Betty Keller has lived in B.C.'s Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Kootenay areas, as well as in Nigeria. She taught high school drama and English for many years, worked as a faculty associate in Simon Fraser University's Education Dept, and taught creative writing at the University of B.C. She was the leading member of the group which founded the SunCoast Writers Forge, The Festival of the Written Arts and the Sunshine Coast Writers -in- Residence Program, and she was the Festival's producer from 1983 to 1994. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada. Having retired to the Sunshine Coast in 1980, she writes, edits and mentors other writers. Besides the books listed above , she is also the author of Legends of the River People (November House). It is no longer in print.
Betty Keller is recipient of The Gillian Lowndes Memorial Award for contributions to the cultural life of the Sunshine Coast, (1985), The Lescarbot Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to regional cultural activities(1991), The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada (1992), the Talewind Books Award (1996), and The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).