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 authors, features great books and poetry and provides tips for writers and readers as well. I am working on my first novel, planned for release FALL 2014. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I look forward to hearing from you. — Bette A. Stevens
Beautiful! ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life,
a new friend,
a new love,
a new country.”
Gifts that keep giving and great prices too! ~ Bette A. Stevens
Originally posted on Legends of Windemere:
TODAY IS THE BIG DAY! THE 2ND YEAR OF READ TUESDAY! CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS DAY OF SALES!
WOW. THAT’S A LOT OF CATALOG SECTIONS. THIS IS A GREAT YEARLY EVENT THAT WILL HELP YOU BEEF UP YOUR LIBRARY AND POSSIBLY GRAB ENTIRE SERIES FOR A FRACTION OF THE PRICE. THERE MIGHT EVEN BE THAT ONE BOOK YOU OR A FRIEND HAVE BEEN EYING THAT IS SUDDENLY ON SALE!
THIS IS WHERE I BECOME SELF-SERVING AND POST ALL THE STUFF YOU NEED FOR LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE!
BUY LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE: BEGINNING OF A HERO FOR FREE BY CLICKING ON THE COVER!
BUY PRODIGY OF RAINBOW TOWER, ALLURE OF THE GYPSIES, FAMILY OF THE…
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BOOK LOVERS, you’re all invited. BLACK FRIDAY FOR BOOKS: and it’s coming on TUESDAY! ~ Bette A. Stevens
Originally posted on ReadTuesday:
READ TUESDAY CATALOG
It’s the second annual Read Tuesday—a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Several of the participating books are already on sale.
The Read Tuesday catalog is now up.
We have both print books and e-books participating. (Did you know that e-books can be gifted? Learn how here.)
Choose one of the following pages, depending on your interests:
(1) Kindle Deals
These Kindle e-books are on sale. Find several low-priced deals (even freebies):
(2) Buy the Print Book, Get the Kindle Edition Free (Great Gift Option)
These books take advantage of Amazon’s MatchBook tool, setting the MatchBook offer to free. First purchase the print edition at Amazon, then get the Kindle edition for free. Read the instructions at the top of this catalog (click the following link) to learn more (it includes pictures to help make sure that…
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GREAT BOOK DEALS! ~ Bette A. Stevens
Originally posted on ReadTuesday:
FINDING BOOK DEALS
Read Tuesday is a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers on December 9. (Almost here! In fact, many of the books are already on sale.)
The first step toward finding amazing book deals is to browse the Read Tuesday catalog (see below).
Don’t worry: You won’t make purchases at Read Tuesday. You buy books at major retailers, like Amazon and Smashwords, as usual. Read Tuesday is just here to help readers (and gift givers) find good books at great prices, and to help authors and publishers find readers.
When browsing one of the Read Tuesday catalog pages, try pressing Ctrl + F. This works on Mozilla FireFox, for example, by opening a Find box in the bottom left corner of the screen, but when I try it on Internet Explorer, the Find box appears at the top, so it…
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561. If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. ~Rabbi Harold Kushner
Thankful! ~ Bette A. Stevens
Originally posted on Sacred Touches:
Above me and below me
Hovers the beautiful.
I am surrounded by it.
I am immersed in it.
~Native American Saying
I thank God for the ways of Creation–
For eyes to see Creation’s beauty,
For ears to hear Creation’s sounds,
For a tongue to taste Creation’s savory delights,
For a nose to smell Creation’s sweet aromas,
For arms to embrace others with a loving touch,
For a heart to understand the ways of the Lord,
For words to praise the triune God, Maker of heaven and earth.
~Edited and adapted from a Native American prayer
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving. ~Psalm 69:30 ✝
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Originally posted on SERENDIPITY:
This beautifully written book about Norman Rockwell, the artist and his work focuses on the non-white children and adults who are his legacy. The book will be an eye-opener for many readers despite the fact that anyone who goes to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts — or seriously looks at Rockwell’s body of work — can see that Norman Rockwell never portrayed a purely white America. This country’s non-white population have always been there, even when he had to more or less sneak them in by the side door.
These people — Black people, Native Americans and others — are not missing. Rockwell was passionate about civil rights and integration. It was his life’s cause, near and dear to his heart. It is merely that the non-white peoples in his pictures have been overlooked, become invisible via a form of highly effective selective vision. Despite their presence, many people…
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