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This upcoming collection of haiku reflects the Maine I know and love. Here is a sampling of several stanzas from the section Winter Tales. I hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. I plan to edit and format the collection during the holiday season, and hope to publish my first poetry book—MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons—early in 2019. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author
(Selected samples fromMY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens)
Winter genie waves
Its icy crystal scepter
Dawn’s magic appears
Read a charmed folktale
A spellbound story
Pine cones and tassels
Mirrored in moonlight upon
White weighted branches
Nestling, captive till
Morning sets them free
Shovels and snow plows
Storm’s ravings unraveled
Till the next arrives
Soups, stews and chowders
Stories told round the table
Favored winter fare
The sundial declares
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This friendly face belongs to Chicki – she is one of the favourite ones in the life of her human, Australian author, Margaret Lynette Sharp, who writes sweet romance novels, as well as Regency period dramas based on our favourite characters from “Pride and Prejudice”.
Here is a link to her website:https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Lynette-Sharp/e/B00834SYCQ as well as a link to one of her ‘Pride and Prejudice Variation’ Novels.
July 27, 2018
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In the summer sale, I gave away several copies of my short story collection free… the reason I write is to be read, and as an indie author, and not tied to Kindle publishing, I can share my stories freely here on the blog. Over the last few months I have been working my way through my books, and now I would like to share the 16 stories in this first volume.
There are names that have been passed down through thousands of years which have powerful and deep-rooted meaning to their bearers. Other names have been adopted from other languages, cultures and from the big screen. They all have one thing in common. They are with us from birth until the grave and they are how we are known to everyone that we meet.
Anne…..Favour and Grace
Anne Fitzgerald was described by her rather aloof mother, to all who…
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I’ve only spotted a dozen monarchs here at the farmstead in Central Maine this summer. Recently, two delightful specimens danced around the garden where I encourage milkweed to grow alongside the flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables that we harvest. I grabbed my camera just in time to capture one of our regal visitors pirouette upon the peppermint. ~ Bette A. Stevens
- To find out how you can help protect monarch butterflies—one of our amazing pollinators— download your free poster here:
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Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens
“Inspired by nature and human nature.”
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This is a book you don’t want to miss.
Welcome to SPOTLIGHT Author’s Blog Tour, its first stop, here on my blog. Congratulations Joyce Shaughnessy! I’m happy and excited to be the first to host Joyce Shaughnessy, our Rave Reviews Book Club SPOTLIGHT Author for July. I’m sure that many of you would love to get to know Joyce and her work better. You’ll enjoy the experience very much!
Over to you Joyce:
When I Decided to Write a Book
I was watching a history channel production of “The American Dust Bowl.” It particularly interested me because I live in West Texas which is definitely a barren and dusty place. I remembered my parents telling stories about the time in the Twenties and Thirties when they lived on a family farm. Their stories were exactly what TV shows had portrayed. I was a literature major and had constantly read, so I was familiar with historical fiction literature. It was…
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