LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – As a young teen, Princess Betty sparked the imagination of children through televised storytelling.
"I just liked that interaction with the little kids. The wonder, the excitement," Princess Betty said.
She read her stories on KTRE-TV weekly for four years. "That was just a very special, cherished time I loved doing it," she said. "I was just very fortunate to have the opportunity to do it."
Although her career has taken her to the west coast, she said reading to kids in Lufkin is where it all began. "Little kids could really be and they were swept away by it. I mean a lot of the parents of the kids today are the ones I told the stories to."
Princess Betty feels storytelling captivates the mind, heart and spirit of a child. "In my mind's eye I see it and I feel it and that's fun for me to be the child again and then have that same affect on them."
She feels children are transformed by creativity. She encourages everyone to share a story with a child.
"Storytelling is the oldest form of writing in the world before we wrote things down we told stories to generations and I think it's a great tool to communicate with your children," she said.
Although Princess Betty has had numerous adventures since her time on KTRE-TV she continues to ignite kids, even adults imaginations.
Princess Betty is currently working on a documentary, Anna Nicole in Malibu. She has written, directed and produced several award-winning documentaries.