A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Wishing everyone a beautiful and 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—coming of age story and family drama set in 1950s and 60s rural New England.

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Comments on: "Have an Amazing Mother’s Day!" (31)

  1. Hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day, Bette. Mother’s are truly life-giving and sustainers thereof. 🙂 Just watch Nature herself.

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  2. Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful mother!!

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  3. Happy Mother’s Day, Bette. ❤ ❤


  4. And a wonderful one for you, too!

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  5. Happy Mother’s Day, Bette! ❤

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  6. Thank you, Bette and for sending us such a lovely wish. I hope your Mothers Day is filled with happiness.

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  7. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Bette!

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  8. Thank you, Bette. Best wishes to you for Mother’s Day too!

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  9. Thanks Bette, you too have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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  10. Happy Mother’s Day, Bette! ❤️

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  11. Have a great Mother’s Day, Bette! 😉

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  12. Beautiful post for mother’s celebrating their special day this weekend! A very Happy Mother’s Day to you, Bette! ❤️


  13. John Fioravanti said:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Bette!

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  14. Wish you a beautiful and happy Mother’s Day, Bette! 😄💕🌹

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  15. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Bette! In a mysterious veil of your favourite perfume! 🙂

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