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Field of Flowers Award


field-of-flowers-awardMy dear friend Michelle has honored me with a Field of Flowers Award. I invite you to stop by Michelle’s blog http://michelleclementsjames.com/ where you’ll find outstanding book reviews on Book Chats. Books for reading or gifting that you won’t want to miss!

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement, Michelle. Can’t wait to find out about your latest read.

THE FIELD OF FLOWERS AWARD

This is a fairly new award meant to show appreciation or say thank you or just to brighten someone’s day.  You can read about it here or share the love and pass on your own field of flowers.

Rules :

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Place the award on your blog
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers “A Field Of Flowers
  • Let your nominees know that you nominated them

I would like to give a FIELD OF FLOWERS TO MY BLOGGING FRIENDS, Because…

I would like to give this award to all of my blogging friends because you are all so wonderful and have been so supportive of my blogging efforts. However, I am supposed to choose just seven (this is the really tough part) to nominate for this award. Here are seven of the many great blogs I follow to inspire you! ~ Bette A. Stevens

1) Serendipity. Marilyn Armstrong is the author of The 12-Foot Teepee and blogger extraordinaire. She always leaves me with a smile and posts and photos that I can’t wait to share.

2) http://cindyknoke.com/ Love to travel? Tour the globe with Cindy and find out all about her Homestead Holler too. Photos and posts will leave you wanting more!

3) http://ashiakira.wordpress.com/ I love Ahsi’s haiku and I think you will to!

4) http://askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com/ Looking for THE BEST ADVICE ON ALL THINGS GIRLS/KIDS? You’ll find it here!

5) http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/ AUTHORS & READERS: Looking for the best book club on the planet? Stop by for a visit and join us! Tell them Bette sent you.

6) http://sacredtouches.com/ You’ll find beauty for the eyes and inspiration for the soul on Natalie’s wonderful blog!

7) http://the-natural-web.org/ If you’re a nature lover like me, you’ll definitely enjoy this great blog. You can find out more about milkweed and our pollinators on this great post http://the-natural-web.org/2013/08/19/milkweed-its-not-just-for-monarchs/

Congratulations to all of my nominees. You’re awesome!

To my readers, please stop by these amazing blogs.

Monarch Butterfly conservation is in the news. AMAZING MATILDA is too!


READ ALL ABOUT IT!

timthumb.phpAward-winning Monarch Butterfly Picture Book ‘AMAZING MATILDA’ teaches life lessons

AMAZING MATILDA Cover GITTLE AWARDMonarch 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.

“… I immediately fell in love with Matilda, an amazing, sweet, curious character. What a lovely story with a subtle and yet deep and understandable message for young (and those who are not so young ) readers. This book is one of “must have” books in your library. I already purchased a Kindle version for myself and I ordered two more copies in print for my library.” —Vida Zuljevic

Monarch Butterflies IN THE NEWS http://makewayformonarchs.org/i/#

The Versatile Blogger Award


versatileblogger113Thank you Catherine Townsend-Lyon, my dear author friend at Recovery Ramblings Blog for nominating me for this lovely award. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and to follow you in the blogosphere this year. Thank you for finding and following me.

You can find out all about Catherine at http://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com/.


Catherine is a blogger who is always reaching out to help others. I value her friendship and support and invite you to stop by one of her blogs for a visit. You can also find Catherine at her new blog http://CatherineLyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com  You can find Catherine’s book Addicted to Dimes (Confessions of a Liar and a Cheat) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984478485 

Here are the rules for accepting The Versatile Blogger Award

  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Next, select 8 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 8 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

DRUM ROLL… My Nominees are:

Sherri Rabinowitz, Blogtalk Radio Host & Blogger  http://rithebard.wordpress.com/

Tara Lazar at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them ) http://taralazar.com/

Nonnie Jules, an author helping authors  at http://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/ and http://nonniewrites.wordpress.com/

Writers in the Storm—this group of professional writers share writing tips and so much more http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/

Bullying prevention blog, Thoughts on Bullying  http://erricksm.wordpress.com/

Garry Rogers advocates for nature in fiction and science fiction: Conservation & Science Fiction http://garryrogers.com/

Glynnis Smy, Author of Historical Romance with a Twist at http://glynissmyauthor.com/

Cindy Knoke, travel, photos and timeless posts http://cindyknoke.com/

Here are the 7 Things About Me:

  • I am a retired teacher (grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8) and I enjoy visiting schools and libraries and reading to kids.
  • I live on a 37-acre farm in Central Maine with my amazing husband of 48 years.
  • Our kitty child MIDNIGHT adopted us in 2008. She was wild and living in our barn from June to December that year. My grandson helped me lure her into the house with a can of tuna fish. She’s our girl!
  • My computer is going crazy… I think I’ll have to save everything and start from ground zero. Prayers, please.
  • I love nature, people and literature and advocate for children at every opportunity.
  • I am very thankful for my family and for all of my wonderful friends in the blogosphere and beyond. You have all helped me in more ways than I could ever repay. THANK YOU!
  • Since retiring from teaching in 2005, I have self-published three books. You can find them at http://www.Amazon.com/author/betteastevens
  • I love writing and reading. I’m currently rereading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It’s even better the second time around. I’m also working on my first novel. The draft was completed in November and I’m making a New Year’s resolution to have it ready to publish in 2014.

Thank you again, Catherine. It is an honor to receive this award, and a delight to pass it on.

You can find Catherine Townsend-Lyon at http://CatherineLyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com

That’s it for now. folks.

Wishing you all God’s richest blessings in 2014 and beyond,
Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

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Super Sweet Blogger Award


Thank you, JR Barker, author of The Adventures of the Frog Prince  http://jrbarker101.wordpress.com/the-blog/ for nominating me for A Super Sweet Blogger Award. May your Sweetest Dreams come true!

super-sweet-blogging-award21w6451Please stop by to visit children’s author J.R. Barker and all of my Super Sweet Blogger nominees. These outstanding bloggers have inspired me with their own blogs and faithfully continue to support me at 4writersandreaders. Here are my Super Sweet nominees:

Here are the rules for accepting this delightfully delicious award, my Super Sweet Friends;

1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.

3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.

4. Nominate a bakers’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.

6. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.

The 5 Super Sweet Questions.

1. Cookies or Cake? Cookies, by all means, especially if they’re home made Chocolate Chip with Walnuts!

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Decisions, decisions… Chocolate for candies, vanilla for ice cream and cakes.

3.Favorite Sweet Treat? Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark Squares (Have to stock up at Christmas time, since I can’t find them after the holidays…)

4. When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most? Bedtime

5. Sweet Nick Name? Honey

AMAZING MATILDA’s BOOK AWARD & GIVEAWAY!


Bette A. Stevens:

Don’t miss the MATILDA GIVEAWAY: Drawing JULY 15th for an author-signed paperback of AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens.
ENTER & SHARE the GIVEAWAY at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Bette-A-Stevens-Official-Fanpage/432247843452956?sk=app_289264554441128

 

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The WordPress Family Award


Thanks to a community of thoughtful, kind and caring bloggers

April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013

Thank you, Eunice Miller, for nominating me for this award.  It is an honor and a privilege to accept it. Readers, please stop by to visit Eunice’s beautiful and inspiring blog at  http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/ Eunice has been one of my greatest supporters. She is always there to comment, encourage, share and even teach me some techy stuff about blogging. Needless to say, she is very deserving of this award. The WordPress Family Award is reserved for folks in Cyberspace who are  unceasingly kind, sympathetic, encouraging, and open to laughter—and who keep each other going by sharing, commenting, and making personal connections even though they may actually be virtual strangers.

  • Rules:
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family.
  • Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.

I want to say a special “Thank You!” to ALL of the outstanding bloggers who so faithfully support and encourage me here at http://www.4writersandreaders.com/. I invite everyone to visit these wonderful blogs.

My nominees are:

http://www.lindaloegel.blogspot.com/

http://rithebard.wordpress.com/

http://ameliacurzonblogger.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

http://ivonprefontaine.com/

http://kid-lit-reviews.com/

http://leslie4kids.wordpress.com/

http://lorrieporter.wordpress.com/

http://swittersb.wordpress.com/

http://teepee12.wordpress.com/

Special thanks to everyone for stopping by for a visit… Happy writing, reading, caring and sharing! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Nominated April 24, 2013 by JR Barker~ Children's Author

Nominated April 24, 2013 by JR Barker~ Children’s Author

First of all, I would like to thank JR Barker, Children’s Author  from http://jrbarker101.wordpress.com/the-blog/ for this gracious nomination. Please check out her awesome blog.

The Very inspiring Blogger Award, the rules are as follows:

  • Display the award on your blog
  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • State 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers

Looking for a little inspiration today? Visit these 15 very inspiring blogs! My nominations are…

http://akrummenacker.wordpress.com/

http://www.lindaloegel.blogspot.com/

http://ameliacurzonblogger.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

http://ivonprefontaine.com/

http://kid-lit-reviews.com/

http://leslie4kids.wordpress.com/

http://lorrieporter.wordpress.com/

http://thephoblography.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetsbillow.org/

http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/

http://swittersb.wordpress.com/

http://teepee12.wordpress.com/

http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/

http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/author/petrel41/

Seven things about me…
My kitty’s name is “Midnight,” and she is a marvel!
My husband and soul-mate is a super-hero in my book!
I am passionate about nature and collect everything from birds’ nests to barnacle-encrusted seashells.
I love art and collect ‘art finds’ discovered at yard sales and thrift shops.
For me, the pleasure of gardening includes nurturing milkweed to grow among my flowers. Monarch butterflies deposit their eggs and before long these lovely creatures emerge from their cocoons—amazing monarchs are right here to inspire me all summer long.
I am a writer who enjoys listening to and learning from the people around me.
Lobster is one of my favorite foods.

Thanks for visiting http://www.4writersandreaders.com/

  Happy reading, writing and blogging to all!

Bette A. Stevens, Author/Illustrator

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Blog of the Year Award


4writersandreaders: 6 Stars

Thank you Dear Kitty for nominating me for an Inspiring Blogger Award, giving me One More Star ffor 2010!

Thank you Dear Kitty for nominating 4writersandreaders for another Inspiring Blogger Award on December 12, gifting One More Star to add to the chart, making 2012 an amazing one  for this blog ! It is you, however, all of my gracious nominators, who deserve the stars. Happy Holidays and Abundant Health, Success and Happiness into the NEW YEAR and beyond!

UPDATE: 12/15/12

I did receive my 6th STAR, but haven’t had a chance to pass it along, yet. The year is fast slipping by, so I must get busy:

First of all, I must thank Dear Kitty, once again for the star. Check out her blog at http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

Finally, I would like to nominate three  blogs that I follow for their continued inspiration:

Tis the Season to be inspired.
So click all of the links;
And let them know what you think!Congratulations, Best Wishes & Happy Holidays to All! Bette A. Stevens

 

Heartfelt thanks to the following blogs for nominating 4writersandreaders with a total of five stars— amended on 12/12/12, see award caption in this post—  for THE 2012 BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD! I am both honored and humbled in accepting them. I am very new at all of this internet technology (IT), but I love to write and I love to follow your blogs. I am thankful to all of my readers and fellow-bloggers and for the opportunity to part of the IT community.

Nominated by:

http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/

http://ivonprefontaine.com/

http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

First and foremost, I want to acknowledge and thank all of the blogs that I follow for the wealth of inspiration they provide me with on a regular basis.

4writersandreaders’primary focus is on literature and literacy and I am delighted to pass the BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD on to four of the blogs that I follow for their literary expertise and excellence:

http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

Thanks for the wonderful Shakespeare posts that I have the privilege of reblogging.

http://kid-lit-reviews.com/

Thanks for your outstanding reviews of newly published children’s books that I can pass on to my friends, family, fans and followers on all of my social networks.

www.silverbirchpress.wordpress.com

Thanks for sharing the best: adult and children’s literature and reviews, plus highlights of the classic writers.

lindaloegel.blogspot.com

Thanks for inspiring me to embark upon the delightful task of interviewing authors and writing my feature posts MEET THE AUTHOR . You have provided me with a perceptive and professional example to follow.

Congratulations and sincere thanks to each one of you! Below you’ll find out how to accept and display your award. Just click the link, grab your star and keep shining! – Bette A. Stevens  4writersandreaders.

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


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:

http://akrummenacker.wordpress.com/

lindaloegel.blogspot.com

http://ameliacurzonblogger.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

http://cochisewriters.wordpress.com/

http://ivonprefontaine.com/

http://kid-lit-reviews.com/

http://leslie4kids.wordpress.com/

http://lorrieporter.wordpress.com/

http://thephoblography.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetsbillow.org/

http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/

www.silverbirchpress.wordpress.com

http://swittersb.wordpress.com/

http://teepee12.wordpress.com/

http://timetobeinspired.wordpress.com/

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