Press Release

Local author helps restock libraries damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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 by author K. S. Brooks. There are over one hundred authors from all over the world participating in the group and nearly 1000 books have already been shipped to libraries in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

“This is a great opportunity to connect libraries in need to authors willing to donate books. We work closely with the library systems to make certain they receive the genres they want,” says group founder K. S. Brooks. “We’re happy to have Bette A. Stevens as part of our effort. Her generosity, which includes absorbing all related costs, is much appreciated.”

More information about Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy is available here:, and more information about Author/Illustrator Bette A. Stevens is available at and you can find Stevens and her books at


Media Contact: Karen Pierce Gonzalez Public Relations