I am a writer inspired by nature and human nature
“I love to walk and enjoy nature’s beauty, whether at home or on the go. Inspired by the beauty all around, I enjoy jot down notes and composing short poems. The coast is one of my favorite place to relax. I’m a nature collector—everything from seashells to birds’ nests. In the winter, I love to snowshoe. Husband Dan and I have nearly two miles of trails on our farmstead woodlands and walk most days. Collecting nature’s treasures happens everywhere we go. Our collection even includes some giant turkey mushrooms a paper wasp nest. When I was teaching, these treasures filled my classroom and provided inspiration for reading, writing and research. It was hands-on fun and excitement and I enjoyed every moment spent learning with, from and about my students. One thing I learned is that many children don’t have an adult to read to them or listen to them read and have book discussions. My own childhood was filled with books and adults who shared and encouraged a love of reading. I’ve written some poetry and several short stories. I plan to write some fiction and post reviews on some of my favorite books. I’m also interviewing authors and finding out about their latest works. And, I’ll be sharing some of your stories and tips on reading and writing, along with some of my own. Let’s have fun learning, living, sharing and loving the beauty of nature and language together.” —Maine Author/Illustrator Bette A. Stevens
Stevens is currently (Spring/2019) working on her fifth book and first poetry book—MY MAINE: Haiku through the Seasons—a collection of 150 haiku poems and 49 photographs reflecting the Maine she knows and loves.
Books by Bette A. Stevens
- Author Interview: Bette A. Stevens ” jnaomiay (4writersandreaders.wordpress.com)
- Maine Author/Illustrator Debuts Books at Local Craft Fair (4writersandreaders.wordpress.com)
- Award Winning Author Renee Hand Interviews Bette A. Stevens (4writersandreaders.wordpress.com)
- Monarch Butterfly Nature Preserve, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz (anaturemom.com)