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PURE TRASH MustRead Prequel to DBS

PURE TRASH, a short story adventure (ages 11–adult) by Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

#FREE eBook (Limited Time) FEBRUARY 6th – 10th

In this short story adventure set in New England in the 1950s, two young boys set out on a Saturday adventure you won’t want to miss! 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 bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short. PURE TRASH is the short story prequel to DOG BONE SOUP, Stevens’s début novel DOG BONE SOUP.

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Comments on: "#FREE eBook February 6–10. It’s “PURE TRASH” by Bette A. Stevens" (10)

  1. Loved Dog Bone Soup…..can’t wait to read the prequel.


    • Thanks so much, Barbara. I wrote the prequel (short-story) for two reason: (1) for kids of all ages to read and discuss and (2) to introduce the novel for all ages! Hope you enjoy this one too… ❤


  2. Bette, you have such skill writing about children – you can really see through their eyes! Dog Bone Soup is such a jewel!


  3. This is your book Bette?


  4. Ah, thank you, Bette. Just got this and look forward to reading tonight! 😀


    • Thank you too, Annika! Hope you enjoy PURE TRASH. It’s the prequel to my debut novel DOG BONE SOUP (which will be on sale fro 99 cents FEB 7-14). Congrats to you on getting your MS printed as a lovely birthday surprise for your mom. I know she’ll be thrilled with such a treasure… Wishing you a wonderful writing and publishing journey. Be sure to let me know if there is any way I can help when the time comes to shout it out! xo ❤

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      • Bette, firstly I loved your short story of your book – read it yesterday in one go, thoroughly enthralled and transported me into another era immediately. I quickly wrote a review on Amazon for it, posted under ‘Cassie’ and hope it’s okay. I can’t wait to read the whole book now. Bless you, for your offer to help with a shout out when I’m all ready – you have me tear-eyed with such kindness. Yes, please, I will definitely take you up on that offer! Oh yes, my mother loved her ms present and of course cried tears of joy! Take care xx


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