Life, Death, and the Immortal Four

Write of Passage

Today is Tolkien Reading Day. As always, there is a theme. This year’s theme is life, death, and immortality.

Morbid, huh … or is it?

Many of you may be thinking this is a far cry from last year’s theme of friendship, but I think it goes hand in hand and strikes a very similar chord–though maybe a more solemn tone.

We know that Tolkien’s relationships influenced his writing, but do we realize how much their deaths did as well? Read any of his books and you’ll find themes of immortality/mortality, death/life, and loss. The Lord of the Rings quickly comes to mind, but themes of loss and death can be found in even his lighter works, such as the Hobbit.


The Immortal Four

Tolkien was greatly inspired by the lives and deaths of his friends and members of his writing group, The Tea Club Barrovian Society (TCBS).

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The members were Tolkien, Robert Gilson, Christopher Wiseman, and Geoffrey…

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Hallelujah, Christ’s Alive!

Our Savior has risen. Hallelujah!

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Easter Blessings bas 2016John 3:16 (NIV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 

Hallelujah, Christ’s Alive!

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AMAZING MATILDA: Monarch butterfly inspires children to follow their dreams!

Wonderful educational book for young children and a perfect Easter basket gift.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

AMAZING MATILDA, A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens

Why write a book about a Monarch butterfly?

AM Easter 2016

 

“I wanted readers of all ages, not only to learn about nature, but to learn from nature. Readers and listeners will discover facts about Monarchs and their habitat, all while they enjoy a tale filled with excitement and adventure. That’s the wonder of creative writing. Matilda and her friends not only teach lessons about patience and persistence, they show children that they can reach for their dreams and make them come true.”
~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

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Purchase Paperback any time and Download eBook version for FREE at YOUR AMAZON today!

Monarch butterflies and their habitat are threatened —author Bette A. Stevens advocates for their protection and conservation. Find out more about the author and her books right here on the blog.

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Micki Peluso

One of my favorite interviews!

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Micki Peluso and book signing

Mick Peluso is the author of …And the Whippoorwill Sang—an outstanding memoir:

“Micki Peluso takes readers along on her journey through life as she deals with the tragedy of the imminent death of one of her six children in a story that will bring tears—not only of immeasurable sadness—but also those wonderful tears of the joys and hilarity of a family’s life. As I traveled with Micki along life’s highway and byways, I not only met her wonderful family and friends, I felt like I was one of them. That’s what I call great writing! From antics to dilemmas, you won’t want to miss out on the laughter, the love, the sorrows, the courage or the tears as Peluso poignantly weaves a well-written memoir that will not be forgotten in AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG.” ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator

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Paying it Forward #3 for – J.A. STINGER

This book sounds awesome!!! Check it out now.

Jan Hawke INKorporated

Rave Reviews Book Club is all about profiling, promoting and propelling its members and sometimes individuals get to step into the limelight for a whole day of star treatment on participating blogs. Today it’s my great delight and honour to present one of RRBC’s nicest and most supportive people, who also serves on the RRBC Board as our wonderful Social Media Director – Jennifer Stinger…

 ABOUT JENNY

Jen&hubbyJ.A. Stinger (1975 – Present) was born in Vero Beach, FL. J.A. started writing seriously after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and craved a creative outlet. She is a wife, mother, and Army veteran. J.A. writes with her husband, P.W., and they discuss all manner of creative ideas, plots, characters, and twists together. They lived in the Midwest before have to relocate to the Greater Atlanta Metro area. J.A. and P.W. met on an online writing forum and have been together ever since.

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Paying it Forward #1 for – JENNY HINSMAN

These books all sound wonderful!!

Jan Hawke INKorporated

Rave Reviews Book Club is all about profiling, promoting and propelling its members and sometimes individuals get to step into the limelight for a whole day of star treatment on participating blogs. Today it’s my great pleasure and honour to present one of RRBC’s most supportive people Jenny Hinsman.

ABOUT JENNY ~ by Jenny

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Jenny graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in business. She currently resides in Michigan with her husband, two sons, a furry son (pet dog) and a furry daughter (pet cat). Jenny is an avid reader and loves to escape with a great book. She is a huge animal lover and supports rescue organizations that help save all kinds of four-legged family members and more. All of her family pets have been rescues.

JENNY’S BOOKS
(all descriptions can be found on the individual Amazon pages)

ANGELAngel of Death

Friends from college, Tancy and Audrey love one another like family…

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