Born and raised in Oklahoma, Betty Sullivan La Pierre attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a BS degree in Speech Therapy specializing in the Deaf.
La Pierre and her husband came to California in 1960. In 1967, her husband was killed in an automobile accident, leaving her with two young boys to face the world alone. Three years later, she married Don La Pierre, a Satellite Controller, and they had a son together.
Betty lived in the Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, California) for over thirty years. She once owned a Mail Order Used Book business dealing mainly in signed and rare books, but phased it out because it took up too much of her writing time. She is an avid reader and belongs to the WWS, (Wednesday Writers’ Society) and periodically attends functions of other writing organizations.