Bette A. Stevens

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Bette A. Stevens

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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/historical fiction). Stevens’s first poetry collection released June 2019—MY MAINE, Haiku through the seasons—features 150 haiku verses and 47 of the authors photographs, reflecting the Maine the author knows and loves. The collection includes symbols and interesting facts about the Pine Tree State.


Inspire the kids with a Monarch butterfly adventure!


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Books 5
Member Since Mar 2016
Profession Author
Country United States
Genre Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Children's, Poetry

Bette A. Stevens Books

My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons Amazon View Detail
DOG BONE SOUP (Literary Fiction) DOG BONE SOUP (Literary Fiction) Amazon View Detail
AMAZING MATILDA (Children's Picture Book) AMAZING MATILDA (Children's Picture Book) Amazon View Detail
The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! View Detail
Pure Trash (Short Story/Historical Fiction) Pure Trash (Short Story/Historical Fiction) Amazon View Detail


All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books. — Jean-Paul Sartre —