Betty Kerss Groezinger, a native Texan, was born in Dallas and attended Adamson High School. She graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, earning bachelor degrees in both Business Administration and Education. She was a legal researcher for President Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri, taught business courses at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri, and on her return to Dallas worked for more than a decade with advertising agencies. She is currently with a Dallas law firm.

She is also available for book clubs and other speaking engagements. You may contact Betty for possible topics and discussion questions at

Betty has been a resident of Irving, Texas since 1965. Her two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are the delights of her life. She is a past member of the DFW Writers Workshop, the Irving Writers Connection, and was leader of the IBC Writers Workshop for many years.

How the book came to be …

The Davenport Dilemma and The Davenport Daughters had their beginning in the 1950s when my husband Bill was a G-2 agent in the Army. He shared stories about covert groups, secret powers, and shadow governments. During that time, I was working for President Harry S. Truman. My imagination grew by leaps and bounds when I was introduced to the formidable Kansas City political machine. I realized then that the “powers behind the throne” were indeed real. All this rumbled around in my head for years.

Finally, on a dark and rainy night, the storyline came together by way of a dream, and I wrote the first draft. However, life interfered and it was more than ten years before it was finished.

So, persistence, dear fellow writers—it’s never too late to make your dreams come true!