To drift is to be in hell, to be in heaven is to steer. George Bernard Shaw

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Bette A. Stevens
Bette A. Stevens
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 5
  • Profession: Author
  • Member Since: Mar 2016
  • Profile Views: 21,093
  • Followers: 13
  • Writing:

    Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Teen & Young Adult Children's Poetry

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). The author is currently working on two poetry collections.
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 (KCT International Literary Award Top Finalist 2017).

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DOG BONE SOUP (Literary Fiction)

Genre: Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction

avg rating4.8 - 67 reviews on Amazon

Bette A. Stevens's Books

DOG BONE SOUP (Literary Fiction)


Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction

4.8 (67 ratings)

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AMAZING MATILDA (Children's Picture Book)


Publication Date: Jul 02, 2012

Action & Adventure, Children's

4.8 (108 ratings)

Pure Trash (Short StoryHistorical Fiction)


Publication Date: Aug 10, 2013

Action & Adventure, Children's, Parenting

4.5 (82 ratings)

The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!

The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!


Publication Date: Mar 16, 2012


My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons

My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons


Publication Date: Jul 01, 2019


5 (2 ratings)

Bette A. Stevens Interview

  • On 02, 04 2018

    Bette A. Stevens interview

    From California to New York, Bette Stevens was the eldest (and shyest) of five children and loved the outdoors, and sketching and painting. Always having to move as a child, her closest friends were often found in books. Teaching became a second “dream career” to her after two decades in the business world, and there is no greater pride for her that when a student... read full interview

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