Receveur, Betty Layman 1930-2003
RECEVEUR, Betty Layman 1930-2003
See index for CA sketch: Born October 25, 1930, in Louisville, KY; died December 22, 2003, in Louisville, KY. Author. Receveur was a best-selling author of historical and romance novels. Although she left school at the young age of fourteen to marry and have a family, Receveur maintained a great love of books that eventually evolved into a career writing novels set in historical America. Her first novel, a historical romance titled Sable Flanagan (1979), took her ten years to write, and it was another ten years before she found a publisher. Undaunted, she developed her skills in the meantime by contributing stories and poetry to periodicals. After her first novel was published, Receveur released two more historical romances—Molly Gallagher (1982) and Carrie Kingston (1984)—before moving on to her most ambitious project, a historical novel published in two volumes: Oh, Kentucky! (1990) and Kentucky Home (1995).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), December 24, 2003.
Kentucky Post (Covington, KY), December 25, 2003, p. K3.
Washington Post, December 27, 2003, p. B5.