A writer inspired by nature and human nature


DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Bette A Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey through 1950s and 60s rural America.

DBS 99¢ Limited TOM SAWYER & HUCKLEBERRY“Adventures and misadventures to the likes of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry…” ~Frank Scozzari, author

DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens
99¢ SALE
: Aug 28–Sept 3, 2016

Grab a copy today at YOUR AMAZON http://viewauthor.at/BetteAStevens

Take a step back in time to “The Good Old Days” with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream.

“Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair.” —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors http://www.theindietribe.com)

Book Description

Shawn Daniels isn’t your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn’s family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to doing around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don’t cost a dime.

On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it’s possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer’s been and where he’s going in DOG BONE SOUP.

DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer’s Journey by Bette A. Stevens
Available at YOUR AMAZON http://bit.ly/1HGpCsZ

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—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming of age story.

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Comments on: "“Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd!" (22)

  1. […] Source: “Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3… […]

  2. Great review, Bette. I’m running over to get my copy 🙂

  3. It’s one of my favorite books. Beautifully written and touching without being sappy.

  4. Reblogged this on Jens Thoughts and commented:
    I can’t say enough great things about this wonderful author.

  5. I just reblogged on Jen’s Thoughts. 🙂

  6. Hey, everyone. Get this book – it’s funny, touching, and altogether wonderful. A great read!

  7. Posted this on facebook and ScoopIt.com–so sorry but I could not get the pictures except on Google where your book popped up so it posted there nicely. Oh and your pic went on fb. I’ll put it on my two blogs and fan page when my own sale runs out the 31st since I don’t know how to keep both up at once. And I’ll tweet and retweet. Tell me what else I can do?? My ranking finally dropped for Whippoorwill 99 cent kindle to 75, 000. We are hurt by no weekly report from RRBC this week and that never ending blog tour. Now I’m off to do some promo on the print book which also dropped from 1 million + to 395,000+. This would be a lot easier if I could see lol. I feel better now posting you even if it’s sloppy. Hugs, Micki

  8. Thanks, Bette. I got mine today, look forward to reading it.

  9. I loved this book! There aren’t many books I’d go back to read again, but I definitely would reread DOG BONE SOUP.

  10. Looks great! Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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