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My Maine, Haiku through the Seasons takes readers on a poetic journey through the state’s four distinct seasons. Whether you’re a native Mainer or from away, Stevens’s short story poems and photographs will resonate.  The collection opens with Maine Pines and People. The journey continues with the rejuvenating spirit of Spring Awakenings and Summer Songs; then on to more of Maine’s extraordinary places and people in Autumn Leaves and Winter Tales. In addition to its poems and photographs, My Maine includes state symbols and interesting facts about The Pine Tree State.”



DOG BONE SOUP is not only the title of Bette A. Stevens’s debut novel; it ranks high among the paltry meals that the book’s protagonist, Shawn Daniels, wants to forget. Plodding through mounting snow and battling howling winds, Shawn is ready to leave it all behind—living in poverty, Dad’s drinking, life in foster care, the divorce, the bullies….

Travel with Shawn Daniels through the guts and the glories of life. You’ll find them all in DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming-of-age saga. (Also available in paperback)

“This short story is filled with images and flavor only better provided by an ice cream cone…PURE TRASH gives the reader pause for thought, and I recommend it to the adult reader and the YA reader alike. ” ~Kathryn Elizabeth Jones, author of fiction & non-fiction

Nine-year-old Shawn Daniels is ready to embark on a Saturday adventure with his younger brother Willie. They’re off to search for trash to turn into treasure. It’s going to be a great day. Shawn is sure of  itPT Look Inside COVER. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd.

PURE TRASH is a story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied. It may redefine your concept of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its descriptors. For Shawn and Willie, their difference is based upon the social status of the dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up.  (Also available in paperback)


AM Look Inside NEW 2015This award-winning picture book is a true gem and one that will inspire children for years to come.

AMAZING MATILDA (Ages 4-11) Friendship, patience and persistence are among the lessons learned in this gem of a tale featuring an amazing monarch butterfly. This award-winning picture book adventure follows the monarch’s life cycle as Matilda embarks on a quest to make her dream of flying come true. Science, art and wise lessons for children—all wrapped up in a tale the kids will want to read/hear again and again!  (Also available in paperback)


TZ Look Inside CoverTHE TANGRAM ZOO and Word Puzzles Too! is a great resource for hands-on learning and fun at home or school.

This book will keep anyone busy for hours. If you like puzzles and riddles this book will be great for you. Tangrams can be found in almost any toy store or department store, but if you don’t want to buy them this book can show you how to make your own out of cardboard. You rearrange the shapes to try to match the animal. The animal shapes are fun and the riddles are great too. Don’t worry the answers are in the book so you will not get stuck trying to figure them out. Plus, pages at the end for you create your own tangrams and riddles!

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Comments on: "My Books" (16)

  1. I am amazed at your output, Bette. I had such a hard time producing just one book :-/
    The excerpt I read from your new book is poignant. Much success in your launch!

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    • Thanks so much for your support and lovely note, Marian. 🙂 Kudos to you on your first book–keep writing! It’s a lot of work, but the reward(s) of holding that book baby in your hand is immeasurable. Have a lovely day, my friend. xo


  2. kevin cooper said:

    Looking forward to your new release, Bette. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’ll most certainly have to check out, Pure Trash at some point, Bette! 😊


  4. Awesome stuff, Bette. I particularly like your cover for Amazing Matilda. 🙂


    • Hi, Cathleen. Thanks so much for your thoughtful note. Glad you mentioned Matilda’s cover… Decided a couple of weeks ago to add Matilda Imago (winged) to the cover where rabbit sat. Your note was a great reminder for me to get busy reaplacing covers on my media sites. Hope you like the new one too… Appreciate your support and encouragement, my friend! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 🙂


  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful book with me, Bette. You certainly have found a perfect theme, which is one that I find very inspirational!


  6. These look amazing Bette. I’ll be sure to take a closer look once Nanowrimo is over. 🙂 Merlene http://merlenefawdry.blogspot.com.au/


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