Articles by Bette Stevens


Award-winning Monarch Butterfly Picture Book ‘AMAZING MATILDA’ teaches life lessons

By Bette Stevens on Feb. 23, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
Monarch Butterfly conservation is in the news. AMAZING MATILDA is too! Her storyline and illustrations follow the monarch life cycle and highlight milkweed, an environmentally threatened plant, the only food source for monarch caterpillars. “…I immediately fell in love with Matilda, an amazing, sweet, curious character. What a lovely story …
Stevens's latest book, PURE TRASH, explores poverty and prejudice in 1950s rural New England. This short story is a prequel to her upcoming novel. (Literary fiction)

New book gives readers a fresh, first-hand perspective on bullying

By Bette Stevens on Oct. 25, 2013, at 8 p.m.
PURE TRASH, a new short story by Hartland, ME author Bette A. Stevens offers readers and book clubs insights and pause for thought into what a child goes through living in abject poverty in a small town. “Pure Trash is unlike any story I’ve read. At first, it reads like …

5-DAY BUTTERFLY BOOK BONANAZA: ‘Amazing Matilda’ teaches kids patience and persistence

By Bette Stevens on June 17, 2013, at 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:11 a.m. to 1:11 a.m. Location: Online at For more information: Bette A. Stevens; (207) 938-2753; FREE eBook DOWNLOAD JUNE 15- 19. ‘Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale,’ an illustrated adventure story, reaches and teaches kids (ages 4-11) that friendship and success go hand-in-hand and …

Local author helps restock libraries damaged by Hurricane Sandy

By Bette Stevens on April 05, 2013, at 9:48 a.m.
HARTLAND, Maine — Local author Bette A. Stevens’s books are on their way to libraries in need as part of the effort to restock facilities destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. AMAZING MATILDA has been shipped after being vetted by Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Libraries, a group established in November 2012 …

GREAT NEWS: New Book Inspires Kids to Meet Challenges with Patience & Persistence — FREE on Amazon March 24-25.

By Bette Stevens on March 24, 2013, at 6:44 p.m.
CHILDREN’S BOOK PRESS RELEASE Author: Bette A. Stevens Title: AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale Publisher: CreateSpace (July FREE DOWNLOAD March 24 – 25, 2013 “Children of all ages will be able to relate to monarch’s plight in some way… “This story is a true gem and one that will …


By Bette Stevens on Feb. 02, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.
Author: Bette A. Stevens Title: AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch’s Tale Publisher: CreateSpace (July 2, 2012) Price: $3.99 for Kindle/E-reader or PC (Also available in paperback: $9.49) Available on eBook Version Paperback Contact: Bette A. Stevens, (207) 938-2753, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hartland, Maine (February 2, 2013) GOOD …
AMAZING MATILDA: A Monarch's Tale by Bette A. Stevens

Hartland author announces publication of children’s book

By Bette Stevens on Sept. 28, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
Author Bette A. Stevens announced the recent release of her latest children’s book, “Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale. Stevens, a former teacher,  said she hopes her book will encourage children to keep trying to do what they really want to do. For information, call Stevens at 207-938-2753 or …