A writer inspired by nature and human nature

4writersandreaders awarded 

“Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

Thank you for this honor!

Thank you fellow bloggers! Bette A. Stevens

Thank you, Petrel141 of the blog http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/ and Eunice of the blog http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/ for nominating http://www.4writersandreaders.wordpress.com for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You are both, along with all of the other blogger friends in my community, a great inspiration to me. You continually amaze me with your wonderful posts that teach, encourage and inspire me to be a better writer and a more competent blogger. As The Bard would say, “Thanks, thanks and ever thanks” to each and every one of you! I am humbled and honored to be a part of a fantastic community of bloggers.  Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.wordpress.com

The rules of this award are:

1. Display the award logo on your blog
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things about myself are:

  • I am currently reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: historical fiction with a twist. DEATH, the omniscient narrator follows a young abandoned girl during Hitler’s Holocaust. Not quite finished, but I highly recommend this read.
  • I am working on my first novel: 1950’s and ‘60s fiction.
  • I have a cat named Midnight, whose every wish I gladly fulfill. She has her own grooming table where her masseuse (that’s me) brushes, combs and massages her several times a day, while she manicures her nails on her very own tree cookie.
  • I have a wonderful husband, who is a veritable genius at just about everything. He’s turning our little old shack into a min-mansion.
  • My husband called me “fire woman” since I keep the fire box filled and the home fires burning when outdoor New England temperatures demand a respite from the cold.
  • I love art and find my treasures at local thrift shops and yard sales. Fifty of these great buys ($25 or less each) take turns adorning the walls here at the old homestead.
  • I encourage milkweed to grow and flourish in my flower gardens just so that I can marvel at the amazing Monarchs (nature’s stained glass sun catchers) as they fulfill their dreams.

My fifteen nominees are:

















Comments on: "Very Inspiring Blogger Award" (29)

  1. Yeah, now come to my page and right click on the award with 2 stars and click copy photo then go back to the Widgets and drag the image over to where you want that beauty to be displayed :) when drop down opens you should see where to click then PASTE XO
    You inspire me and are welcome to come sit among my Butterflies and Hummingbirds as well as those damn Beavers if you need some filler for a book I have more than enough :) so I can share with a neighbor,friend and fellow blogger :)


    • You are so cute and so funny… When I get some time I’ll be over to visit (both sites/virtual and natural). I’ll probably need help with the virtual again. :) Bette

      • Any way I can help yell so easy if you have someone to walk you through I was on 3 months before I figured it out I never thought to ASK I am too independent :) or is it STUBBORN lol

  2. I can’t imagine any blogger that deserves this more! Congratulations!! Thank you very much for the nom as well! Cheers to you!

  3. Thank you so much, Bette, for thinking of me. I’m honoured – you are such an inspiring person yourself! I promise to obey all the rules, including scratching around for something vaguely interesting to say about myself – Eeeeek! :)

    • You, too are inspiring and encouraging, Amelia. It will be lots of fun learning new things about my Wonderful Web Friends. Your note made me smile :) just thinking about my Eeeeeking when the award arrived! Best to you always, Bette

  4. Bette congratulations!! I love your children’s literature and your beautiful imagination. Thank you very much!


  5. Thank you so much!

  6. Thank you so very much for this honor! I’m delighted. Please be a little patient with me as I’m in the middle of a big project, the deadline for which is rapidly approaching and I absolutely have to keep focused on it … Meanwhile, it will give me a little time to think of deserving nominees with whom I can share this honor. Again, thank you so very much!!!

    • No rush. We’re all so busy. It has taken me quite a long time and I’m still on such a wide learning curve when it comes to the web, that I’m very thankful that everyone is so kind, patient and supportive. Success on your big project and all of your endeavors! Bette

  7. Bette – Congratulations on the Inspiring Award. I think you are most inspiring and a wonder. I wonder why it is you return to my blog day after day and read my reviews,. I am humbled that you do this and greatly appreciate that you comment each time. I am not sure how to express what this means to me. (Some writer, huh?)

    You have been inspiring me from day one. I would make the bet that each of the other 14 bloggers would say you inspire them. And you know what? I think I’d win that bet. Congratulations!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. I’m a retired teacher and now an author. I’m planning to submit my children’s book AMAZING MATILDA to KidLit for a review. I love to post great literature for kids on my FB Page and Wall (where I have some parents and teachers as subscribers/friends). I also like to encourage other writers and have started MEET THE AUTHOR inteviews on my blog. I have a new one coming out on an amazing author/illustrator/local hero coming out next week. I really love being part of the blogging community and keep learning so much from all of you. Have a great weekend! :) Bette

    • Thanks for your gracious comment. I love KidLitReviews. You do a wonderful job and it’s a pleasure to have your professional expertise to pass along to friends and followers. Best wishes, Bette

  8. Congratulations, Bette! Well deserved, and thank you for your kind words about my blog!

  9. […] to Eunice at Living and Lovin , to Rebecca at Prince Charming Isn’t Here and to Bette at  4 Writers and Readers for nominating me for this award after they were also the recipient of the […]

  10. Well, I see that my previous comment is still awaiting moderation, so now you have two from me to deal with. You’ll see my acceptance and thank you post a little after midnight tonight EST (US) so please come by http://teepee12.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ — and again, thank you!!!

  11. Thanks, Petrel. Wishing you Happy and Blessed Holidays! Bette

  12. […] of all, thank you to Bette Stevens of  4WRITERSANDREADERS who has honored me with the Very Inspiring Blogger […]

  13. […] Very Inspiring Blogger Award (4writersandreaders.wordpress.com) […]

  14. […] Very Inspiring Blogger Award (4writersandreaders.wordpress.com) […]

  15. Congrats! So excited to start following you-I forwarded my Mom the book you are currently reading-she will love it too!

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