A writer inspired by nature and human nature

MOTHERS DAY 2016 Butterfly basWishing everyone a Happy & Blessed Mother’s Day.
~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

Author Bio

Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies (milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

Stevens’s children’s 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, a short story of a boy growing up in rural New England in a family whose poverty and alcoholism mark him as a target for bullying by young and old alike. This short story is a prequel to Stevens’s début novel DOG BONE SOUP released January 2015.

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Comments on: "HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!" (18)

  1. Bette, your picture and words says it all – may wonders shine throughout today! Happy Mother’s Day to you and all mother’s. Warmest wishes to you.


  2. Happy Mother’s day, my friend!!


  3. Lovely, Bette! Happy Mother’s Day to you too! 🙂 ❤


  4. A beautiful wish for Mother’s Day. Bette. The same back to you. Hugs.


  5. Happy Mother’s Day…enjoy the day… 🙂


  6. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the moms. Wishing you much peace. 🙂


  7. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too! Enjoy your weekend!


  8. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there! You are blessed and appreciated! Amazing Matilda, too!



  9. I tried the link but the site can’t be reached.


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