Our people: Literary legacy

FNM correspondent: Jeanette Everett Betty Williamson loves hugs from children and the smell of rain.

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor

Bio

Name: Betty Williamson

Birthday: Nov. 12, 1961.

Volunteers for: Friends of the Portales Public Library, High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival and Dora schools.

Famous relative: She’s the niece of novelist Jack Williamson, who died in 2006 at age 98. The annual Williamson Lectureship has attracted science fiction writers from across the country to Eastern New Mexico University for more than 30 years.

Did you know: She writes “goofy poetry” and short stories.