Having said that, now let me introduce you to my guest author, Bette A. Stevens, author of DOG BONE SOUP: A BOOMER'S JOURNEY.
Bette, I read your book and was deeply moved by your portrayal of poverty and one child's attempt to rise above it. This is definitely a must read for everyone.
Tell me a little about yourself--where you live, your family, your likes and dislikes.
These days I’m retired and, contrary to popular belief, busier than ever. I enjoy writing and am definitely having lots of fun with my husband Dan renovating our 37-acre farmstead in Central Maine. We have two grown daughters, five grandkids (ages 5 through 27) and two darling great-grand toddlers.
I love reading, walking, gardening, and occasional day trips to the coast, summer theatre and visits with family and friends. Dislikes? Too busy enjoying the ‘likes’ to worry about any of those.
How long have you been writing?
I became an author in 1997, when a regional press published my first children’s book. Prior to that, I wrote regularly for the business world for the first two and a half decades in a work-a-day world, where I was also an editor and desktop publisher. I left my first profession to pursue a B.S. in education at University of Maine and set out on a new career—teaching in grades four through eight until retirement. While studying at UM, I took courses in journalism and creative writing. I was invited to become a mentor at the university’s Writing Center and was also fortunate to have two of my human interest stories published in ECHOES Magazine during that time. Through the years, I’ve never stopped writing. You can follow my blog at http://www.4writersandreaders.com
Do you have a favorite line from the book?
Here’s a snippet out of a scene from one of the boys’ adventures:
On January 13, 2015, I finally hit the publish button on CreateSpace, an independent publishing platform affiliated with Amazon, and DOG BONE SOUP was ready to ‘dish up.’
Thank you, Bette, it's been a real pleasure having you here today. Folks, I would suggest you order this book either in paperback or on Kindle. You won't regret it.
Quote of the Day: The other America, the America of poverty, is hidden today in a way that it never was before. Its millions are socially invisible to the rest of us. Michael Harrington