An Award-Winning ‘Family Saga’ Book Series That Is Both Heart-Warming, Uplifting and Readers Are Still Raving About Through Reviews…By Author, Cynthia Ulmer

Welcome to Cedar Cove Life!
“The Cedar Cove Chronicles”
by Cynthia Ulmer


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Have you ever been to Cedar Cove?

Once you visit, life for you will never be the same.
You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again.
The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life. In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene.

It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other.

It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever…

~Award-Winning Writer, Cynthia Ulmer


“Born in Virginia and raised in North Carolina, Cynthia Ulmer is a true southern author whose books reflect her southern and Christian heritage.  Her writing has a down-home, comfort to it that brings her vast array of characters to life.”
(Below are the award-winners from the six book series)

Trudy: The Cedar  Cove Chronicles, Book Four (The Cedar Cove Chronicles 4) Kindle Edition       Todd (The Cedar Cove Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition        Clyde and Wanda: The Cedar Cove Chronicles, Book Two Kindle Edition


About Cynthia Ulmer

Award-winning Author, Cynthia Ulmer is a medal-recipient writer of her Southern Family Fictional Series, “The Cedar Cove Chronicles” a Christian themed fiction series about family life, love, faith, and endurance. Her titles are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and many online bookstores and released between mid-2009 through mid-2015. Books one and four are Medal-winners by ‘Wishing Shelf Indie Book Awards.’

“Some people struggle with what they are meant to do in life and others just know it all along. I’ve known since I was a small child that I wanted to write–the stories were always in my head.” The Cedar Cove Chronicles is a series set in the fictional community of Cedar Cove, North Carolina, and follows the lives of ‘The Jansan Family,’ their friends and neighbors during the 40’s and ’50s.

Here is how Cynthia describes her fictional light Christian theme drama …
“Have you ever been to Cedar Cove? Once you visit, life for you will never be the same. You will never want to read about witches, warlocks, and evil forces again. The powerful emotions of Love, Unity, Harmony, Dreams, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and a clear understanding of the Love of Christ will visit you and remain a part of your life.

In this 6 book series, these good people will live with you daily. You will not be able to wait until this evening’s quiet reading moments, to get to the next scene. It is almost like these people are actually real. The author is truly touched by a spirit that will change the way people in America and the World love and care about each other. It will change the kinds of books you look forward to reading forever”. . . Cynthia enjoys writing, reading, listening to music, being with her family, and working in her church. She resides in the Carolina’s with her family. Visit her Official Author Website




Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020

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Todd is my first introduction to Ulmer’s work and now understand why it became a fantastic award-winner. I look forward to reading the whole series of ‘The Ceder Cove Chronicles’ after reading Todd as it holds your interest in what is to come next being a family saga and unique enjoyable book!

The story of a fictional family set in the 1940s – 1950s when times were much more straightforward. The Jansan family goes through many trials and storms but holds steadfast to their Christian faith and beliefs as they learn they can endure any storm together as a loving caring family. I am not a big fan of heavy religious reads, but this story has just the right amount as not to be overbearing. Todd is well written, well-developed characters. Watch out for Grandma Cal, a vibrant ole coot!

The story overall pulls you in with family drama, surprises, and a lot of love. Even as you learn about their neighbor, who is a very nasty mean drunk and is a constant that made me feel lucky I don’t live next door to Horace! (I’m not too fond of spoilers) …

I was, however, privy to know that the author had woven in some of her cherished childhood and family memories of family living in the south, which I feel. made this book even more special to read. It has a historical feel to a fictional novel that has you engaged with only an area or two where the flow could have picked up a bit.

While reading Todd, be ready to experience more love, some laughs, a tear or two, and feelings of loss of old fashioned family values and discipline that many of us grew up within like ‘Old Southern Americana.’

I highly recommend it and such an enjoyable read.




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Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2020
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Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020

As the title of this review suggests, I found the child’s voice narrating this story to be believable, heartfelt, and engaging. Another big plus for this book is the window it provides into family life for a small farming community during World War II. It’s a fresh perspective.
So many World War II books and movies I’ve run across go more into the battles and bombs, the politics, the atrocities of the Nazis, the efforts on the home front in support of the war—all of which are important aspects that help us understand life during that time. This book, for me, is a welcome addition, something else to think about.

Another positive is the ongoing and escalating conflict between the narrator’s family, the Jansans, and a neighboring family, the Hammonds. I was very much emotionally invested as the plot unfolded. Very good read and well-written!


Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020

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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020

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So Cat suggests you pour yourself a tall cool glass of Sweet Tea, kick your feet up, and dive into this amazing heart-warming and uplifting this summer of this award-winning book series of “The Jansan Family Saga.”
Readers won’t be disappointed!

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Amazing New Reviews Only Spotlight For “Life Coach Maureen” and Her New Book Garnishing Rave Reviews by Book Bloggers and Readers Alike.

New Book Blog Review Courtesy of Aimee ~ The Redheaded Book Lover
For Author, Maureen Scanlon and “My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am


My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Maureen Scanlon

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Follow the ways of our furry friends and learn to focus on positive thoughts and change habits!

Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and relationship expert with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and NLP techniques. In her book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon offers tips on how to take inspiration from animals to make the most of your life and nurture your relationships. Take time for yourself and find peace. Understand others’ beliefs and perspectives to learn compassion. Find the joy and happiness we all seek. All with the help of the animals in your life.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a remarkable book that stands out in the genre of self-help, thanks to the exceptional author, Maureen Scanlon and her unique premise. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an interesting book which is full of incredible wisdom that will help many readers be more positive and reach ultimate happiness. If you are a reader who is struggling to find happiness, then the flawless My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is the perfect read for you. My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am will not only help you be happy, but it will also change your thought patterns so that you will always prevail and achieve what you want to in life and be happier and so this incredible guide should not be missed!

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is written by the talented author, Maureen Scanlon, an incredible woman who will get you results with her outstanding book. Maureen is an exceptional woman, and I admire her for sharing her coaching with us readers in her book to help us. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am; Maureen Scanlon will take her readers on a journey on how to achieve happiness and in her book, she will provide you with all that you need to achieve this.

My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is an exceptional book that will help you to be happier, more positive, and form great habits all by using the behaviors of animals. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am, Scanlon tells us, readers, that we should be more like animals, especially dogs and that we can use their traits in our own lives. In My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am Scanlon will teach you how to understand one another, find joy and happiness, find time for yourself and so much more! And, this book lovers. is the premise of the incredible My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am!

The wisdom courtesy of Maureen Scanlon laced throughout My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is sensational and actually awe-worthy. As I read Scanlon’s book, I was engrossed and wanting to know more, whenever a question would pop up in my mind while reading this book it was eventually answered by Scanlon, and so it truly is a beautiful and helpful reading experience!

The information and knowledge laced throughout My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is impeccable, and I am impressed by just how much knowledge there is. Although My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is full of a wealth of information, all the information is useful as well as relevant to the topics explored so do not worry readers that you will be bombarded with information as this does not happen in this book!

As My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am is a book laced with incredible wisdom, it is also laced with phenomenal literature courtesy of the wonderful Maureen Scanlon; Scanlon’s words are incredible, and they will flow flawlessly from beginning to end.

Life Coach Maureen has written a perfect, inspirational, and helpful self-help/happiness guide, I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!


Thank you so much for reading book lovers!

I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

Goodbye, for now, book lovers,

P.S. Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse.

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers!



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Maureen Scanlon


MORE ABOUT Life Coach Maureen Scanlon:

“I’m a confidence and relationship coach with a passion for helping YOU help yourself. No, I’m not here to focus on your problems and life struggles. I want to help relieve you of any negativity and concentrate on what’s right. If you find yourself wanting more out of life and have an appetite for moving forward and improving yourself, chances are, you’re ready to take it to the next level. Now let’s begin your path to spirituality, healthy relationships, self-awareness, and clarity! Call Today for an Appointment” ~ Phone(480) 258-9765

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is an author, relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator, and spiritual coach and certified who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking.

When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home relaxing in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. Maureen enjoys painting, scrapbooking and travel. She is also the mother of three beautiful adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.


“It’s never too late to dream a new dream. Love yourself, show compassion, and become the person you want to meet.”  ~Maureen Scanlon


August 7, 2019 – Format: Paperback

Lyon Book Promotions Welcomes New Zealand Crime Novelist and Author, Wayne Andrewartha.

Welcome Friends, Readers and Visitor,


What Goes Around-Jake Shaw Private Eye Book 1

“Lyon Book Promotions welcomes Wayne Andrewartha, Author & Crime Novelist to our promotions family!”

Author, Wayne Andrewartha is an accountant by day, and a prolific writer of crime fiction novels by night. This man of mystery calls Auckland, New Zealand home. His new novel series, book 1 of, “The Jake Shaw Private Eye Series” just released on in the Kindle store. Wayne enjoys hobbies like reading, gardening and ten pin bowling.

He also enjoys watching sports like rugby, tennis and motor sports. He attended “Auckland Technical Institute” with a degree in accounting. Had owned his own business for many years until he sold it, and now built and runs his own accounting business. So he has accomplished a lot in his life so far. Now, he is taking the indie author market by storm!He is a little more about Wayne and his other novel series.


About The Author:

Wayne Andrewartha is an accountant, and lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Since he was a small boy, he has always wanted to write books. His love of travelling and his vivid imagination are obvious throughout this crime novel. This novel is packed full of action as Private detective, Jake Shaw faces impossible odds to rescue the wife of a client. It is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages which readers of crime stories will thoroughly enjoy.

And there is more ….

Wayne has written two other novels, Diamonds of Death and the much praised sequel, Roll of the Dice. For action/ thriller fans, they are a must read. In addition, he has written 48 short stories if which two have high recommendation notification from the Katherine Mansfield short story competition and a highly commend for a short story from the West Auckland Short Story Writing competition. Many will be published later this year.
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About Wayne’s Novels:

About The New Release:

Jake Shaw, ex policeman, now private eye, isn’t too fussy about the kind of cases he handles. His cash flow won’t permit him that luxury. Hung over and lucky to be alive after an unsuccessful drive-by shooting, Jake receives an urgent call from an old client asking for his help. His wife has been kidnapped, and the kidnappers have threatened to kill her if he doesn’t do exactly as they say. They haven’t told the client what they want from him, and Jake presumes it’s the usual ransom demand for money. He undertakes to negotiate based on his assumption – pay the money and get the wife back alive.

But the kidnappers have a unique request, which takes Jake by surprise. What is even more frustrating is that his client has lied to him, placing him in a life and death struggle to survive.
As things start to unravel, Jake wonders if this assignment’s linked to a previous case – one where the horrific end result kept him awake for months on end?

And who is this mystery man who keeps stalking Jake? How does he fit into the puzzle?
As the kidnappers’ deadline looms, Jake’s options are few – find the item the kidnappers want, or rescue the kidnapped wife before she is killed and disposed of. When he finds the mystery item, and arranges for a straight swap, the exchange goes horribly wrong. Now faced with finding the kidnapped wife on his own, he wonders whether he will be in time to save his client’s wife.
This book introduces the new detective of crime, Jake Shaw, and immediately merges him into an action-packed drama, where the penalty for failure is death .  .  .
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Another Novel Series By Wayne Andrewartha, Author (Book 1 & 2)

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Diamonds of Death (The Adventures of Luke & Leanne Docherty Book 1) Kindle Edition

About The Novel Series:

A brutal African dictator is overthrown by UN forces and flees with other family members undetected to a South American bolthole.  Utilising the IT genius of his son, he develops an electronic device, powered by a satellite-linked, diamond receiver, which he launches worldwide. This electronic toy, called an In-Per, becomes an overnight sensation. At the same time, through intermediaries, he gifts a number of these units to UN and world leaders at public events. Why is he so generous?

Because his enemies are responsible for what has happened to him. And now they must pay.
With the flick of a switch, these high-tech units will become deadly to anyone near them.
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Roll of the Dice (The adventures of Luke and Leanne Docherty Book 2) Kindle Edition

About Book 2 of the Series:

The exciting sequel to Diamonds of Death has finally arrived.
Luke and Leanne Docherty are recovering in New Zealand from their harrowing ordeal in bringing down James Tangalata (Diamonds of Death) when they are contacted by their UN boss with some bad news. A computer genius, Eric Lee has fled his place of employment, suspected of stealing newly developed
military software. But what does this have to do with Luke and Leanne?

Their old nemesis, Gus Milano, has returned, hell-bent on revenge. He has aligned himself with Eric Lee, intending to use the new virtual reality game Eric Lee has invented to punish Leanne for almost destroying him in Colombia. To capture Gus, and ultimately Eric Lee, Leanne must allow herself to be taken.
Luke intends to follow her, but his plans go astray when Leanne disappears completely.
Now Luke has to battle against time, and a sadistic foe that has shown no mercy. Will he be on time to save Leanne? Or will she succumb to the unpredictable events which make up the on-line reality game?

This full-throttle thriller, the exciting sequel to Diamonds of Death, is full of action, drama, compassion and tragedy all wrapped in one. The reader is quickly drawn into a world of simulated make-believe, experiencing firsthand what the players face to survive. Are you brave enough to face your own fears?
Some are. Some aren’t. Which group do you belong to? . . .
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Wayne has many interests. He is a member of  ‘The New Zealand Rotary,’ where he and members have done many charitable activities both in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific. He served as past club president and was bestowed the highest award given by ‘The Rotary, The Paul Harris Fellowship Award.’

Wayne has traveled extensively throughout South East Asia in his teens. In his 20’s traveled with his best mate through Australia, and throughout his life to Europe, England, Canada and the USA. All the traveling was the inspiration to write his very first non-published book. I hope he does indeed publish it in the future.

So there your go readers and friends. Now you know all about Author and Novelist, Wayne Andrewartha.
And all about his fascinating life and his fantastic novels as well. Wayne is always available for guest author interviews and podcast/radio interviews.

Welcome aboard Wayne!

You can contact Wayne for interviews through:  or

Connect with him on Social Media:
Twitter: @Andrewartha_W

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It’s Here! Author, Christie S Anthony’s ‘Chasing Disaster Series’ Book 2 Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal & Pre-order for “The Chasing Disaster Series, by: Author, Christie S. Anthony ~ “Unnatural Disaster” Is Here!



Are you ready for book 2 of The Chasing Disaster Book Series? Well it is almost time for release! And Christie couldn’t be more tickled. Above is the new book cover for this amazing book series, and it is now on Pre-Order on Amazon!
If you have read her 1st in this series, you know book 2 is going to be good. Here is a little peek about the next installment of the book,  ‘Unnatural Disaster’. . . .

Carter Henderson and LaTrisha “Lala” Whitfield share a love very few will ever experience. Just when things between them begin to finally look up—twins on the way, a fairytale wedding on the horizon—the unthinkable happens.

Nine months pregnant, LaTrisha is assaulted and kidnapped, plunging Carter into an unpredictable state of desperation. Willing to risk everything to find her and believing Lisa has returned for revenge, he turns to his family for help. Pulling every available resource, his search for the love of his life takes him across the country and, when initial leads turn into dead ends, it forces secrets buried for a generation to be revealed.

Will he discover the truth in time to save his beloved and their unborn children? Or is their happily ever after destined to end in familiar and seemingly inescapable tragedy?

Unnatural Disaster is the second installment in the Disaster Series by author Christie Anthony. This is contemporary romance with a twist—sexy scenes, deeply layered storylines, thrills and sympathetically flawed characters abound.

What’s done in the dark, will always come to light!

Christie Anthony

New prolific writer and new published Author, Christie S Anthony is making a big splash with her new 3 book series now released titled, Chasing Disaster, and now on preorder, Book 2 titled, Unnatural Disaster . . . .
Christie was born and raised in the close-knit community of Goldsboro, North Carolina. One of six siblings, her family is a constant source of inspiration that drives her to always want to do and be more. She has loved the romance genre for as long as she can remember, and transitioning from reader to author is second nature to her.
Though she enlisted in the U.S. Army a couple of years after graduating high school, her love for writing was ever-present. Now a veteran, Christie is enrolled in college and is carving a place for herself in the world of happily ever after. Christie’s passion for creating beautiful and competent heroines is apparent in her prose. Her most recent projects are Love Uncharted, now on Amazon, and the first book in the Disaster series, Chasing Disaster as well.
Christie currently lives in Tacoma, Washington and is a strong supporter of the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, RAINN. When she isn’t working, in class, or bringing characters to life, she is spending quality time with her husband, watching Netflix marathons and listening to music.
“Faith~ Fun~ Forever Love”
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WHAT AMAZON READERS SAY OF BOOK 1 ~ Chasing Disaster . . .
5 Stars!!   “With working all of the time I never have time to read like I used to, but I finally got a break and I finished this book. It was amazing!! I loved the romance and the suspense. I knew that Lisa girl was crazy. LOL! Broke me heart when it ended. Can’t wait until the next book of the series is out. GREAT READ! Go Christie!
on April 20, 2015
4.8 Stars!   “I enjoyed this quick read. Lots of twist and turns that will keep you guessing. Surprisingly I like Lisa, she has a lot of interesting drama with her. A history I’d love to hear more about in the second installment.”
on April 14, 2015
5 Stars!  “This is definitely a page turner! I can not wait for the next addition to the series and much more by this author.”
 on April 4, 2015
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I wish Christie much success with, Unnatural Disaster, Book 2 as she is having with book 1  . . .
I know my readers are going to love the second book as much as the first! So go to right now and pre-order
yours today!
Order Unnatural Disaster Book 2 Now

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Lyon Book Promotions Welcomes a Fabulous Maine Author! ~ Meet Bette A. Stevens, and her new book release, “Dog Bone Soup.”

DBS A remarkable tale     .   DOG+BONE+SOUP+cover+SMALL++best


I am so honored and happy to welcome a Fabulous Maine Author, Bette A. Stevens to my blog!

Now I know many of my friends here may know Bette already. I have known Bette for quite some time now. But to be honest, we have networked together on many social media sites, but I can’t put my finger on the exact one we became friends on LOL. So when she asked for my help with promoting her fantastic books, of course I told her YES!
That way she can get that next ‘New York Times Best Seller’ written!

So please meet my good friend, Bette A Stevens. She has a brand new book release titled, DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer’s Journey, a novel. And I have to tell you that the awesome book reviews are piling up on Amazon. How about to the tune of over 14 – 5 Star Reviews already! Now this little lady has a great reader following, and I’m pretty sure it is because of her wonderful website/blog:
So who is this woman who gets inspired by nature to write such wonderful books?
Well let’s find out! Here is a wee bit more about Author, Bette A Stevens, and some of her secrets to being such a fabulous writer and author shall we?

Bette A. Stevens
Maine Author, Bette A. Stevens . . .

“I love people, nature, art, music and literature.”

“I advocate for kids and families, childhood literacy and for the protection of monarch butterflies and their threatened habitat in my books, my poetry and on my blog. My blog supports Indie and traditional authors, features great books and poetry and provides tips for writers and readers as well. So stop by my blog and share your ‘thoughts’ with me.”

About The Author:
Inspired by nature and human nature, Bette A. Stevens is an author, retired teacher, wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and childhood literacy and for monarch butterflies, an endangered species.

Stevens’s children’s activity book, THE TANGRAM ZOO and WORD PUZZLES TOO!, was first published in 1997 by Windswept House Publishing, Mt. Desert, ME; a second edition was self-published by the author in 2012. AMAZING MATILDA, Stevens’s second children’s book, self-published in 2012 won a 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention for Excellence in Children’s Literature – Ages 6 and older category) and also placed #9 on The 2013 Gittle List for Self-published Children’s Picture Books. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. In 2013, the author published her first book for the YA/Adult audience: PURE TRASH:
The story, a short story of a boy growing up in rural New England and prequel to now, DOG BONE SOUP, debut novel released January 2015.

Message From The Author:
“I love to walk and enjoy nature’s beauty, whether at home or on the go. I’m passionate about the beauty in the world around me and enjoy jotting down notes and composing short poems. The coast is one of my favorite places to relax. I’m a nature collector: everything from seashells to birds’ nests. When I was teaching, these treasures filled my classroom and provided inspiration for reading, writing and research. It was hands-on fun and excitement and I enjoyed every moment spent learning with, from and about my students.

One thing I learned is that many children don’t have an adult to read to them or listen to them read and talk about those books. Many of my blog and Facebook posts will focus on how we can improve childhood literacy by reading to the children in our families and communities. My own childhood was filled with books and adults who shared and encouraged a love of reading. I’ve written some poetry and several short stories. I plan to write some adult fiction, including a coming of age story, and write reviews on some of my favorite books. I’ll be sharing some of your stories, poems and tips on reading and writing, too. Let’s have fun learning, living, sharing and loving language together.” – Bette A. Stevens

Now Bette has a great collection of books. You may want to read her book titled; PURE TRASH, The Story: Shawn Daniels in a Poor Boy’s Adventure, before you read her new novel. Here is a little about this book:


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The year is 1955. Experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough as you hop on a bike and ride into town with two delightful young boys who find adventure at every turn. Shawn and Willie Daniels live in the woods with no indoor water or plumbing. Dad spends most of his hard-earned money on beer. Prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and a hint at bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short. PURE TRASH is a prequel to the author’s upcoming debut novel.

Her Children’s Books too!

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Inspire the Kids in Your Life to Meet Challenges with Patience and Persistence!
This inspirational tale of a Monarch butterfly and her meadowland friends is the second children’s book written and illustrated by Bette A. Stevens.
  • Packed with action and adventure, this book is sure to entertain and inspire.
  • TWO LITERARY AWARDS–Excellence in Children’s Literature:
    * 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Picture Books 6+)
    * THE GITTLE LIST 2013 (Top 10 Self-published Children’s Picture Books)
Monarch Butterfly conservation is in the news. AMAZING MATILDA is too! Her storyline and illustrations follow the monarch life cycle and highlight milkweed, an environmentally threatened plant, the only food source for monarch caterpillars.


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The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! is a resource for multi-cultural and interdisciplinary studies in the classroom or at home. Integrates Math (measurement and geometry) and Language Arts (research and writing) for elementary and middle school students, while presenting a few historical facts about tangrams. Tangrams and word puzzles (rhyming riddles/poetry) encourage students to have fun while they’re learning, and then to demonstrate what they’ve learned. Includes ideas for home/school projects. Tangram outlines, with rhyming riddles as clues, are even labeled for coloring for preschoolers. Hands-on fun for the whole classroom/family.

“Here is what readers are already saying about Bette’s new release, DOG BONE SOUP:”

 Outstanding Coming of Age Novel Set in the 1950s-60s
5 Stars!
“This is a realistic charming, yet heartrending story reminiscent of `Huckleberry Finn,’ by Mark Twain. Author Stevens manages to portray this period of history with clarity and truth. Most amazingly her characters, while suffering more than today’s civilization, enduring a myriad of harsh circumstances, there is little self-pity among them. If ever a people made lemonade from lemons, it was the boomers.Amidst the hardship, including the nightly Dog Bone Soup, there are also times of adventure, playfulness and fun — as if Shawn and his generation are blessed with an innate ability to cope with daily setbacks; never losing hope and continually forging ahead aiming for better days.
Author Bette A. Stevens writes a book full of heart and wisdom, a book that YA/adult readers will treasure and cherish. This generation in particular needs to read the book to learn what hard life was like, giving them the skills to adapt to the problems of their own generation. Dog Bone Soup, A Boomer’s Journey is a journey that the reader wishes would never end.

“Micki Peluso, author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang!

A Tasty Treat of a Read!
5 Stars!

“I’ve never read anything quite like DOG BONE SOUP. This novel is unique in the best possible way. In many ways, it was an eye opener for me. 1950s and 60s America was before my time. It was an era I only had the faintest of notions about… until I read DOG BONE SOUP.Bette A. Stevens‘ writing grabbed a hold of me, pulled me into the story, and took me on an incredible journey that was at times heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting. Above all, it was memorable. Reading her book was an experience I’ll never forget.
Bottom line: DOG BONE SOUP is a tasty treat of a read and Bette A. Stevens is an enormously skilled storyteller.”

So now we all know more about this beautiful writer who gets her inspiration from nature, .  .  .
But did you know she is also a Poet & Illustrator as well? She did all the illustrations in her children’s books and to her poetry too! Here are a few examples of ones I love.

“Moosehead by Moonlight”
Poem and watercolor by Bette A. Stevens © 2012
Inspired by a camping trip to Moosehead Lake in Greenville, ME

SNOWSHOE Haiku BW Boost bas 2015.

So please go give Bette’s blog/website a visit today, . . .and  just ENJOY!
I want to thank my sweet friend for giving me the opportunity to share not only her fantastic books, but to share all her
wonderful talents! I hope you will purchase her new release, and as always, be kind to us Authors and leave a book review if you enjoy her books. And you can connect with Author, Bette A Stevens on Social Media too!

Facebook: https://
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