Tag Archives: Southern Fiction

Great Book, Fabulous Price!

Good news…the Amazon #1 Bestselling Historical Mystery SPARE CHANGE is now on sale for just 99 cents…but it is for two days only – Wednesday, January 9th and Thursday January 10th, so if you haven’t already read this book, grab it quick! With 174 Amazon reviews it currently has a 4.5 rating. To jump over […]

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JOIN ME ON TOUR

The Twelfth Child is hitting the road…follow along on my tour and stop in at the blogs listed here for fun facts, stories to make you smile, and a chance to win an a $25. Amazon gift card and an autographed copy of SPARE CHANGE, the five-time award-winning novel that is now an Amazon Bestseller… […]

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ROMANCING THE SOUTH

ALLE WELLS IS HERE TODAY WITH ANOTHER SOUTHERN SUNDAY…and this time she is discussing one of our favorite subjects – books!  I’m honored to be part of her story, but no, I did not put her up to this – Alle writes her column independently – I choose neither the subject matter nor the the […]

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SOUTHERN FICTION WITH FLAIR

APRIL IS ALL ABOUT AUTHORS AND THIS GAL IS A SOUTHERN READER’S FAVORITE Okay, it goes without saying, I love Southern Fiction.  I love the voice and the quirky, sometimes irreverent, attitude that is part of being from the South; but most of all, I love when I find a sassy new author that captures all of this in […]

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CHOCK FULL OF FUN!

I find very few things that are more fun than getting together with other book-lovers and talking about…what else…books! This past week was just chock full of such fun and here’s why… On Tuesday, the local book club I belong to had their meeting and we discussed last month’s read – Little Princes, One Man’s […]

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READER VIEWS AWARDS

I am thrilled beyond words at having won three different awards in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Competition so I’d like to share a bit about Reader Views, explain how the competition.is structured, and provide a link so that you can browse the list of winners in other categories and hopefully discover some wonderful books by authors […]

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IT’S A GOOD DAY…

Books to authors are like children to mothers–we fret over having every last thought in place, every emotion captured perfectly, every character truly as likable or dislikable as they were intended to be. And just as a mother cheers when her child is given accolades, we cheer when our books receive awards…so please forgive me while I stand […]

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FABULOUS FUN

For the past week, the Goodreads Ladies & Literature Group had been running a “Caption the Photo” contest to introduce my latest novel Spare Change to the ladies of the group. Oh what fun we had! The photo to be captioned was the one shown here and the captions were off the wall – actually […]

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Readers Speak

Thanks to all the Goodreads members who have made Spare Change the #1 choice on the Listopedia list of “Best Unknown Books” – I am both honored and awed. I can only hope that everyone who read the book and enjoyed it will pass the word along to their friends and their friends will in […]

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Hot Off The Press

SPARE CHANGE is now in the top ten on Goodreads Listopedia list of “Best Unknown Books” – Of course my goal is make it “known” so friends, fans and fellow writers,  if you’re a member of Goodreads, please swing by and vote for it – here’s the link http://bit.ly/zeit7A

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SPARE CHANGE…an interview with the boy

Q:  Who are you? A:   My name’s Ethan Allen Doyle, I’m an eleven-year old kid and I ain’t the hero of this story, but I got more troubles than any ten heroes ought to have. I suppose you could say Grandma Olivia is the hero, but it sure didn’t start out that way. Matter of fact, Grandma […]

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Taking Time for Talk Radio

On Tuesday, December 27th, I had the pleasure of being the featured guest on the WAXE 1370AM talk show “Sabrina UnScripted” and a good time was had by all. Both Sabrina and her producer were wonderful to work with and since she is also an author, we had plenty to talk about. We shared helpful hints […]

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THE INTERVIEW…

Pat Bertram, another Goodreads Author and Facebook friend, invited me or one of my characters to do an interview on her blog–I was kind of busy that day, so Ethan Allen Doyle, the boy from SPARE CHANGE, took over and did the interview. Honestly, the things that boy will say…. It’s a fun look into […]

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Spare Change

Goodreads Review Nov 22, 2011 Naomi B                    rated it        I am not giving this book 5 stars for the longevity of the book or its’ ability to become a classic, but for the author’s ability to write characters who will absolutely melt your heart and elicit sympathy from the reader. I find that to be […]

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SPARE CHANGE – Seattle Post Intelligence

Bette Lee Crosby’s Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life, madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that made all the difference in the life of an unusually independent woman. More than anything, it is a heartwarming book, which is simultaneously […]

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Spare Change

Amazon Review by ERG (Midvale, UT) Another great one from Bette Lee Crosby!,November 16, 2011 Award-winning author Bette Lee Crosby brings readers another heart-warming story about a strong woman who learns life’s greatest joys often come in the form of the very thing we reject. In 1923 Olivia Westerly holds her head high and marches […]

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