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BOOK & Blog BLOCK PARTY  2ND Date 

Stop by for the second blog giveaway at my blog. 2 winners, 2 ebooks plus entry for Grand prize at end of the month. Just leav a short comment and you may be a winner. If you already have my book, I'll gift you another i think you will like.
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Giving away 0ne ebook of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang and one ebook of The Cat Who Wanted a Dog. Grand prize awarded at the end of the month long book tour.
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Hi Everyone, ‘The Cat Who Wanted a Dog‘ is a children’s illustration and coloring book based on a real cat who meets our visiting grand dog and becomes friends with him after a really bad beginning. Toby wanted to write this story all by himself but his claws kept getting stuck in the keyboard. So I told him that I’d help a little. This handsome cat is not your ordinary cat. He also insists that he’s a doctor. I will admit that when he lays across my aches and pains and purrs, I do feel better. He also does this to other animals and children and they all feel better too. The animal doctor says that the sound of cats’ purring hits a note that is healing to people, themselves and other animals. Isn’t that amazing? 

 Toby has lived with Grampa and me since he was a kitten. Normally he is a well-behaved cat, except when the Christmas tree is decorated. He waits until nighttime and takes all the soft ornaments off the branches. At least he leaves the glass balls alone! Then he curls up in the manger of straw and cuddles with the baby Jesus. “Don’t give me a dirty look, Toby. You know this is true.” Well, he’s off to sulk in a corner and wait for his friend, Casey, to stop by the screened in patio so he can complain to her about me. Sigh. We feed Casey and give her warm blankets and a litter box but even Toby can’t convince her to come into the house. Se likes her freedom. I know Toby is sad since our grand dog went back to his home after a long visit. He keeps trying to tell me something. Can any of you figure out what it is that Toby wants from me?
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Don't Miss This Widely acclaimed Americana Tale, likened to the Works of Mark Twain

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This is a story of two young boys growing up in the 60's in a poverty-ridden  full of prejudice against the poor boys. Yet they overcome and find pleasure in the simple things of life. 
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"Soup for the soul" It's DOG BONE SOUP—a novel by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Maine author Bette A. Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey into 1950s and 60s rural America. DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair 

Spread the Word Listed Under Tags: * Historical Fiction * Family Drama * New England Industry: * Books Location: * Waterville - Maine - US WATERVILLE, Maine - Aug. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- DOG BONE SOUP, a novel by Maine author Bette A. Stevens 99¢ eBook SALE: Augut 28th–September 3rd Take a step back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream. "Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. 

Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair." —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors) BOOK SUMMARY Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime. On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. 

Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP. DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens Find out more about the author and purchase her books at http://www.Amazon.com/author/betteastevens AUTHOR BIO 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—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat). Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The 

Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer's coming of age saga. Contact Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illusrator ***@tds.net
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“Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd! by Bette A. Stevens DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Bette A Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey through 1950s and 60s rural America. “Adventures and misadventures to the likes of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry…” ~Frank Scozzari, author DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens 99¢ SALE: Aug 28–Sept 3, 2016 Grab a copy today at YOUR AMAZON http://viewauthor.at/BetteAStevens ;

 Take a step back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream. “Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair.” —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors http://www.theindietribe.com) Book 

Description Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to doing around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime. On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP. DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens Available at YOUR AMAZON http://bit.ly/1HGpCsZ ;

Author Bio 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—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat). Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming of age story.

Coming of age story by bette A. StevensC [Explore Bette's Blog] Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Bette A. Stevens | 08/28/2016 at 11:15 am | Tags: 1950s & 1960s coming-of-age story, 99¢ Book on Sale, Adventure books, books about bullying, coming of age story, DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens, Dysfunctional families, Family drama, New England, overcoming challenges, Poverty & prejudice | Categories: Book Picks, Books, DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens, Events, Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Literature, Maine Author, My Books, YouTube Video | URL: http://wp.me/p2zwNF-1HH Comment See all comments Like
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99 cent sale for . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang

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The elusive whippoorwill swoops down the mountains. Through night into dawn it's song mourns summer's loss-- as I cry mine. 

 AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, a 300 page memoir, opens with eloping teenagers, Micki and Butch, in a bizarre double wedding ceremony with Micki’s mother. The couple share comical escapades, spanning decades. A terrible accident occurs in a placid valley nestled in the Susquehanna Mountains. Micki narrates happier days while confronting an uncertain future. One of her six children is fighting for life in the hospital. The family embarks upon its unbearable journey to the other side of sorrow . . . 

 And so in the throes of grief, a writing career was born. I published a short story of this memoir, resulting in 25 years of writing essays, commentary, and slice of life for two major newspapers, and staff writer for the Staten Island Register. I've published humor, horror and paranormal fiction in e-zines, print magazines, and contests and am currently writing a children's story. "Heartbeats . . .Slices of life," a collection of comedic essays, short fiction and non-fiction stories,will be released in early 2011. 

 Each day the lives of children are lost through alcohol and drug related deaths. Each of them was special to those who loved them--each deserves remembrance. This book was written for each of them.
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. . . And the Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso will be 99 cents on Kindle from August24th--August31st PT Grab your copy now! http://www.amazon.com/Whippoorwill-Sang-Micki-Peluso-ebook/dp/B007OWPBGK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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Meet 12 authors and win free books and $100 Amazon gift card!
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To all my friends and family, please go to the site and enter for your free book and drop back by to hang out with me and other authors on the 11 & 12th of June!! Many have but I know i have more friends that that :). Micki https://www.facebook.com/Noteworthy-Novels-1122498967774306/ Hey everyone - just a heads up. Twelve hand-picked authors, not just any authors, but best selling authors, are having a giveaway. It's the first we've ever done this together and it will probably be another year or so before it happens again. Go to Noteworthy Novels on facebook, scroll down and read about the authors and best selling books they are giving away and then write under one of our posts - I want to win!! After that will be eligible to sign up at a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card by going to http://www.kimberlyshursen.com/ and entering the contest. BEWARE, if you do not sign up to win one or more books, you WILL NOT be entered into the contest. Come chat with each of us on Noteworthy Novels on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 13th. Thank you for making us best selling authors, good luck and I hope you are the one who wins one of my novels! Kimberly
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July 23, last day for Radio Blog interview

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RAVE WAVES:SPOTLIGHT HONORS Micki Peluso. And the Whippoorwill Sang-Memoir.12:00 NOON EDT July 23  Don't miss a chance to meet the author and find out about her promise to her dying child, and to all DWI fatalities. Each one has a story--this book was written and dedicated to them all.  
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. . .And the Whippoorwill Sang Week Long Sale

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Countdown for $. 99 sale for Kindle. I'm happy and excited to announce to all my friends and followers who have not yet had the pleasure of reading my book . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang that the book will be available for $.99  on Amazon Kindle July 8th through July15th PDT. 

Those preferring the print version can find it reduced on Amazon for $13.36.

This is the story of two teenagers in love. Micki’s dysfunctional mother convinces the two of them to elope to Elkton, Maryland and marry in a double ceremony with a man her mother barely knows. This begins the story of Micki and Butch, who go on to have six children and an outrageous life, filled with animals both tame and feral, and wild escapades including a cross-country trip to Nevada in which everything that can go wrong does.

Returning to their home town in Pennsylvania, they buy 100-year-old farmhouse complete with rats, bats and wasps as well as their own ghosts. Life is wonderful for this family filled with laughter, filled with love. On a sunny summer day in late August, their 14-year-old daughter, Noelle, the child whose wacky sense of humor and love, wove the fabric of the family together, was killed by a drunk driver. That day the laughter died.

Micki promises her dying Noelle that she will make sure that the world knows who and what she was by writing a celebration of her life rather than a eulogy of her death. The result of this promise is . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang, a story of love, loss and survival, with the humor of ”Cheaper by the Dozen,” and the heart of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

For those of you who choose to read this story, please let me know what you thought of it and if you can leave a short review. You can use the links below to order from Kindle and use the fan facebook page to watch the video of the characters you will be meeting in this book.

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"The Doom Murders" By widely acclaimed author, Brian O'Hare

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The Doom Murders, by Brian O'Hare second of his great novels. Check this out! #RRBCPIF  #RRBChttp://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Doom+Murders
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"FALLEN MEN" A Story of Three priests by Brian O'Hare

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Brian O'Hare lives in the UK and have written four wonderful books so far, with more on the horizon. see more about the great writer at Http://www.mallie1025.blogspot.com/

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Pay it Forward with Misha Elliot

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About the AuthorMisha Elliott lives in a small town in Alabama with her family. She enjoys reading, wine, writing, fishing, and all things Food Network . Twitter @cphoenixrising Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElliottMisha www.mishaelliott.com Email: me@mishaelliott.com#RRBCPIF; Come fly With Me Sequel by Misha Elliot Pre-order now! http://www.amazon.com/Come-Fly-Flying-Misha-Elliott-ebook/dp/B00WFL2SYS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432484867&sr=1-1CKwww.mishaelliott.com
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Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler by Mamie

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April 9/2017 6AM--12midnight

Giving away 0ne ebook of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang and one ebook of The Cat Who Wanted a Dog. Grand prize awarded at the end of the month long book tour.
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Welcome to Rave Review Book Club's BOOK & BLOG PARTY! 2 ebook prizes below.4/9/17 only.https://mallie1025.blogspot.com/ …/book-blog-block-party.htm
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The Cat Who Wanted A Dog--Grab your copy now!

Top Customer Reviews 5.0 out of 5 starsThe perfect book for colouring in. By Werner Stejskal on October 6, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition This is a lovely storybook about the developing friendship between a cat and a dog. At the same time, the child will be able to paint the corresponding illustrations. In this way, the black and white pages will be transformed magically into a colorful story. Interaction with a story is always much more enjoyable than having the finished product to look at. I am sure your child will love this little treasure very much! You are very lucky that Micki Peluso managed to find the time to offer you another outstanding and entertaining publication. Enjoy! 

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at Who Wanted A Dog: Meet the Author Micki Peluso

Hi boys and girls, I’m Toby, a handsome cat if I say so myself. I do whatever I want, but Grandma and Grandpa thinks they own me! My favorite thing is to take Grandma’s shiny jewelry and hide it. Grandpa is still looking for his favorite pen. I have one friend, Casey, a wild cat who lives outside, but she tells me through the screen door about the outside world. I was a happy, cool cat until—-well, read what I wrote about the day Grandma invited the ‘Monster’ to visit. Yikes! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you think Casey will ever convince Toby to join her outside, or is Toby far too comfortable inside enjoying the joys of life his family joyously gave him all those years?

5.0 out of 5 stars Books That Sow: Strength, Character & Diversity, DBA By Amazon Customeron September 19, 2016 Format: Paperback ‘The Cat Who Wanted a Dog’ is a really cute children’s book about a house cat who was really comfortable with his life indoors even though Casey, a wild cat who lived outside, tried to convince Toby he’s truly missing out on all the adventures in the outside world. Toby ignored Casey because he was content with his wonderful life indoors with his family until one day his life changed forever when grandma’s daughter and her two kids came to visit, but they didn’t come alone. According to Toby’s eyes, they brought along a ‘monster’ and he was a huge golden retriever, at that. Later, Toby learned this ‘monster’ was called Rocky. As far as Toby was concerned, Rocky was surely starving for attention, or was it friendship he wanted? Whatever the reason, Toby wanted no parts of it! Rocky did all sorts of things trying to get Toby’s affection and attention, but all Toby could see was huge annoying ‘monster’, or so it seemed. Soon, Toby began taking advantage of Rocky’s attention playing tricks on him. Toby’s plans were to show Rocky who the real boss was in his home. After all, Rocky was on Toby’s turf. Rocky found himself all out of ideas gaining Toby’s friendship, but he decided to try one last thing. Rocky dropped a dog treat at Toby’s feet. Imagine that! Can you believe a dog giving up a treat?! Rocky must’ve wanted Toby’s friendship awfully bad, huh? Do you want to know what Toby did next? Well, I don’t want to be the one spoiling the end of this story line, so you’ll want to purchase a copy of Peluso’s children’s book for all the children in your life. I believe you’ll find children enjoying this book, but that’s not all. ‘The Cat Who Wanted a Dog’ is filled with coloring book illustrations the children are sure to adore and spend time coloring for hours. I find this children’s book a two for one steal. Children can read the book, and then color the illustrations which carefully help tell the wonderful story revealing Toby’s feelings, and emotions about wanting a dog. And, don’t forget about the holiday season soon to arrive. ‘The Cat Who Wanted a Dog’ would make an absolute wonderful stocking stuffer. Cherrye S. Vasquez, Ph.D., author/writer of children’s books Books That Sow: Strength, Character & Diversity, DBA BooksThatSow.net 

 Amazon.com Link for ‘A Cat Who Wanted a Dog’ http://amzn.to/2ciGv4X ;

 See Peluso’s other book ‘…And the Whippoorwill Sang’ http://amzn.to/2cCO5w6 ;

 Coming Soon: ‘Don’t Pluck the Duck’ (Release date, 2016)

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The Cat Who Wanted a Dog  99 cent sale from 10/5--10/12/16
Have you ever known a cat who wanted a dog? If not, you’ll want to read this aspiring little children’s book, ‘A Cat Who Wanted a Dog’ and perhaps share it with the little ones in your life.

Last week I introduced you to Micki Peluso, a phenomenal freelance writer, award winning author, 3rd place winner in Predators and Editor contest, and 1st place winner for People’s Choice award.

Now, Id love for you to really get to know Toby, the protagonist of this story, through the pages of its text. In addition to the wonderfully scripted text, I hope you’ll enjoy the coloring book illustrations revealing so much about Toby’s character. My favorite illustration is the one showing Rocky licking Toby’s coat. I hope you’ll soon share which illustration is your absolute favorite, too.
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Don't Miss This Widely acclaimed Americana Tale, likened to the Works of Mark Twain

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This is a story of two young boys growing up in the 60's in a poverty-ridden  full of prejudice against the poor boys. Yet they overcome and find pleasure in the simple things of life. 
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"Soup for the soul" It's DOG BONE SOUP—a novel by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Maine author Bette A. Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey into 1950s and 60s rural America. DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair 

Spread the Word Listed Under Tags: * Historical Fiction * Family Drama * New England Industry: * Books Location: * Waterville - Maine - US WATERVILLE, Maine - Aug. 28, 2016 - PRLog -- DOG BONE SOUP, a novel by Maine author Bette A. Stevens 99¢ eBook SALE: Augut 28th–September 3rd Take a step back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream. "Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. 

Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair." —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors) BOOK SUMMARY Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime. On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. 

Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP. DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens Find out more about the author and purchase her books at http://www.Amazon.com/author/betteastevens AUTHOR BIO 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—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat). Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The 

Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer's coming of age saga. Contact Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illusrator ***@tds.net
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“Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd! by Bette A. Stevens DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Bette A Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey through 1950s and 60s rural America. “Adventures and misadventures to the likes of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry…” ~Frank Scozzari, author DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens 99¢ SALE: Aug 28–Sept 3, 2016 Grab a copy today at YOUR AMAZON http://viewauthor.at/BetteAStevens ;

 Take a step back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream. “Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair.” —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors http://www.theindietribe.com) Book 

Description Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to doing around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime. On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP. DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens Available at YOUR AMAZON http://bit.ly/1HGpCsZ ;

Author Bio 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—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat). Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming of age story.

Coming of age story by bette A. StevensC [Explore Bette's Blog] Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Bette A. Stevens | 08/28/2016 at 11:15 am | Tags: 1950s & 1960s coming-of-age story, 99¢ Book on Sale, Adventure books, books about bullying, coming of age story, DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens, Dysfunctional families, Family drama, New England, overcoming challenges, Poverty & prejudice | Categories: Book Picks, Books, DOG BONE SOUP by Bette A. Stevens, Events, Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Literature, Maine Author, My Books, YouTube Video | URL: http://wp.me/p2zwNF-1HH Comment See all comments Like
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99 cent sale for . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang

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The elusive whippoorwill swoops down the mountains. Through night into dawn it's song mourns summer's loss-- as I cry mine. 

 AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, a 300 page memoir, opens with eloping teenagers, Micki and Butch, in a bizarre double wedding ceremony with Micki’s mother. The couple share comical escapades, spanning decades. A terrible accident occurs in a placid valley nestled in the Susquehanna Mountains. Micki narrates happier days while confronting an uncertain future. One of her six children is fighting for life in the hospital. The family embarks upon its unbearable journey to the other side of sorrow . . . 

 And so in the throes of grief, a writing career was born. I published a short story of this memoir, resulting in 25 years of writing essays, commentary, and slice of life for two major newspapers, and staff writer for the Staten Island Register. I've published humor, horror and paranormal fiction in e-zines, print magazines, and contests and am currently writing a children's story. "Heartbeats . . .Slices of life," a collection of comedic essays, short fiction and non-fiction stories,will be released in early 2011. 

 Each day the lives of children are lost through alcohol and drug related deaths. Each of them was special to those who loved them--each deserves remembrance. This book was written for each of them.
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 . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang is on sale today, March 24th for 99 cents through March 31st Noon, PST!! Read a book that makes you feel good, hug your kids and remember for a log time. One reviewer likens Micki Peluso's writing to that of Harper lee. Doesn't get better than that!
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Rave Waves Radio Blog Interview

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 Bring on the Spotlight with Guest Host John W. Howell and MICKI PELUSO By Rave Reviews Book Club July 23, 2015 - 12:00:00 PM EDT
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646  929 0091 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclubAbout Noelle:  Noelle was a shy little girl until she turned six yrs old and became the 'mouse that roared'--her siblings gave her a wide berth. As a preteen and teenager, she changed again, this time into a wacky, hilariously funny girl.She could walk into a room and say nothing and make us laugh. She was the only one who could shake the dark moods from her father and calm her brothers and sisters down. She never did chores. She talked about doing them, promised to do them, but managed to entertain her siblings while they did her work. When her and her sister, Kelly bought clothes with their babysitting money, Noelle put every outfit on top of the other for a bike ride. When Kelly said she was crazy not to save them for something special, Noelle said that a bike ride was special enough. She was a beautiful combination of Lucille Ball humor and Carol Burnett. Her teachers adored her. It was evident that all who knew her loved her. She lived in the moment almost as if she sensed there might not be many of them. I wrote the book so that others, the drunk drivers and their victims might know that irresponsibility took away one of God's brightest stars. 
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Intentional Healing By Jennie Sherwin

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"A Spiritual Odessy' Diary of an Ordinary Man, by author, Brian, O'hare

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Latest Romance by Misha Elliot Preorder Now

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Misha Elliott is an old movie watching, wine drinking, book-lover.  Once a northerner she now calls the sweet state of Alabama her home.  She can’t remember a time when books weren't a part of her life.   Writing gives her a reason to talk to the voices in her head.  When she isn’t writing you will find her talking about books with friends or at the beach with her toes in the sand.

 

#RRBCPIF; Come fly With Me Sequel by Misha Elliot Pre-order now!

 

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Paying it Forward to Marc Estes

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Marc Este's other book, Rekindle the Flame, book 2 will be available in 2 weeks on Amazon.com

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