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The Apple doesn’t fall far…

There’s an age old saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I’m beginning to think maybe it’s true. In today’s mail I received an envelope from our Granddaughter Shannon. It was a copy of the article she’d written for The Spartan Speaks, her high school newspaper. I am not just being […]

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#1 Family Saga Cracks in the Sidewalk

Cracks in the Sidewalk is an award-winning, bestselling book and it’s on sale for $.99! (reg $4.99) January 27th – 29th on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. Enjoy this excerpt from Cracks in the Sidewalk: April, 2006 The dream came back the day I received the letter, I hadn’t thought about it in […]

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Today is Saturday and since I am busy doing lots of cleaning chores I really don’t love doing, I came up with this fun little poem to bring a smile to other who are doing likewise…Enjoy! ODE TO HUSBANDS I surely am a terrible spouse, I have no love for cleaning house When dust upon […]

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Please join me as I celebrate friend and fellow author Christine Nolfi’s newest release THE IMPOSSIBLE WISH… Book Three in The Liberty Series. This book is now aailable on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo…Grab it quick and get in on the fun! HERE’S THE STORY: Hector Levendakis has failed at every job he’s […]

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Recap 1: Jubilee’s Journey Blog Tour 2014

What a great start to this blog tour! Please stop by and visit these fabulous book blogs. Some have giveaways still open so enter to win a copy of Jubilee’s Journey. Here are what some of these reviewers are saying about Jubilee’s Journey: Jubilee’s Journey blends several genres together making it a captivating read. It […]

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JUBILEE’S SPECIAL FRIEND READ & SHARE…To celebrate the release of Jubilee’s Journey – you can gift a copy to the friend of your choice. Simply download your own copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, read and review the book, then message me with the link to your review and the e-mail address of a […]

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Please welcome NYT Bestseller…

Today I am delighted to have New York Times Bestselling Author Eleanor Vincent join me here on Words, Wit and Wisdon. What Eleanor is sharing with today’s readers definitely falls under the category of Wisdom and it is a story that is truly from the heart. Without further ado…I give you ELEANOR VINCENT PARENTING A […]

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CLUBHOUSE BFF’s are the Best!

As many of my followers know, I have a private Clubhouse Group on Facebook…it’s called Bette’s BFF Clubhouse. The BFF stands for Best Friends & Fans, and they truly are. You might think that because it’s a fan club, we all go there to gush about my books…but you would be so wrong. The reason the […]

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Amazon Top 100

It’s hard to believe it was a little less than two years ago that Bent Pine launched my publishing platform and today when I checked the Amazon rankings, three of my books were in the Amazon Top 100 Kindle Books for their Category. SPARE CHANGE and THE TWELFTH CHILD are both in the top 100 HISTORICAL MYSTERIES CRACKS IN THE […]

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Literary Fiction

Please join me in welcoming Elaine Drennon Little as she shares and interesting experience that many authors can relate to.  I was particularily drawn to this article since all of my books are categorized as Literary Fiction, because they are primarily character-driven… but here is a new slant on the thinking. LITERARY FICTION by Elaine […]

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Drum Roll Please…

INTRODUCING JUBILEE’S JOURNEY, BOOK TWO IN THE WYATTSVILLE SERIES Jubilee’s Journey is scheduled for release in October 2013. The Wyattsville series started with Spare Change, but it wasn’t meant to be a series. Spare Change was written as a stand alone book…but somewhere along the line I fell in love with Ethan Allen and Olivia, so much […]

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The Hawaiian Mimosa

This week at Mid-Week Mixers Naomi Blackburn is continuing the Mimosa Magic with her version of a Hawaiian Paradise. To read about more of Naomi’s fun food and drink, visit her at MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn of The Pub and Grub Forum My husband and I love Hawaii. I mean we really love […]

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E-Festival of Words

A FABULOUS  FESTIVAL It’s an e-book festival and a place where you’ll find the books readers have nominated as the best of the best. It’s very exciting to find some my books there and to also find books by friends and colleagues. So, the Bette Lee Crosby books nominated in the 2013 E-Festival of Words […]

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A Love Letter to Book Bloggers!

Ah, book bloggers…how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height our Social Media can reach. I love thee for thy honesty and for the endless hours spent wandering through a sea of words. I love thee for sharing the posts that drives endless hordes […]

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What matters most to you?

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU? This is perhaps an ambiguous question and, while it seems simple on the surface, it has as many different answers as there are stars in the sky. At first blush people will most often answer my family, my church, my friends. But what about your job, your home, the trust […]

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Second Chance Grill

Readers, today you are in for a very special treat…this is the start of a three-day special featuring the novels of Christine Nolfi. The reason I am doing it this way is that these first two novels go together and on day three, we will be introducing a brand new novel that even I can […]

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