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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review

The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures."

Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can’t stop thinking about long after you put it down."

"Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write."

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Cros
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Strawberry Shortcake – #southerncomfort

Another great, classic dessert idea for the fourth of July weekend!
Ingredients
2 (16-oz.) containers fresh strawberries, quartered
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup cold butter, cut up
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 (8-oz.)...

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Kelly A Thanks for the friend add Bette. I look forward to reading your books. =)


message 2: by Bette

Bette Crosby thank YOU! I love making friends with my readers, and I love hearing their view of the characters in my books. If you'd like to read a sneak peek preview of my new book "Spare Change" you can do so at my publisher's blog http://bentpinepublishing.wordpress.com
You can also read a chapter from "Cracks in the Sidewalk" at that blogsite - this is the book that won the Royal Palm Literary Award.

Look forward to getting to know you better.

Bette


message 3: by Susan

Susan Bette, are you by any chance a Jersey Girl? I am! Bergen County baby! Hahahaha


message 4: by Bette

Bette Crosby Susan wrote: "Bette, are you by any chance a Jersey Girl? I am! Bergen County baby! Hahahaha"

OMG - I lived in Englewood and then Bergenfield when I was a teenager! It's so funny because I usually write in a Southern voice (my family was from the South) but as soon as I speak the word "coffee" people say, Oh, you must be from NJ LOL Hubby and I lived in Warren Township (Somerset Cty) and then Montville (Morris Cty) before we came to FL (15 yrs ago.


message 5: by Susan

Susan Wow, how cool!! I say coffee the same way and my husband just loves it! He is from Chicago! I grew up in Bogota and lived in Ridgefield before moving to Virginia Beach then here in Wisconsin!! Small world huh?? LOL


message 6: by Bette

Bette Crosby Susan wrote: "Wow, how cool!! I say coffee the same way and my husband just loves it! He is from Chicago! I grew up in Bogota and lived in Ridgefield before moving to Virginia Beach then here in Wisconsin!! Smal..."

Susan wrote: "Wow, how cool!! I say coffee the same way and my husband just loves it! He is from Chicago! I grew up in Bogota and lived in Ridgefield before moving to Virginia Beach then here in Wisconsin!! Smal..."

It gets even funnier - mpost of the books I write are set in and around Virginia - I did two that are not - Cracks in the sidewalk is set in NJ (of course) and What Matter Most (a book that will be release this year) is set in NJ & FL. Hey, if you're gonna write about it, you should know what you're writing about (LOL again)


message 7: by Susan

Susan I'm going to download your books this weekend!! Are any of them up in Sisterhood??


message 8: by Bette

Bette Crosby Awesome!

I donated two copies of Spare Change to the Sisterhood but I don't know where they are right now.

Spare Change and Cracks in the Sidewalk are $2.99 each on Kindle or Nook. Girl Child is not available as an e-book and the reason for that is because I changed publishers so that book will be re-released this spring under its original title which was "The Twelfth Child" - FYI: One of my primary reason for changing publishers is that Publish America (the company that did Girl Child) charges customers too much for the book. If I let them release it as an e-book they wanted to charge #12.99. and that's too much to charge for a new author. I would rather see more people be able to read the book and make less money.
Unfortunately, I had no say over the pricing with Publish America, with Bent Pine I do. (Yay!)

Anyway, I'm so happy that you are going to read the books, please let me know which you enjoyed the most - they are both women's fiction but very different styles.

Best regards,
Bette


message 9: by Susan

Susan On my kindle they are going right now!

Thank you Bette!


message 10: by Bette

Bette Crosby No, thank YOU!

bette


message 11: by Bridget

Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request!


message 12: by Maria

Maria Mitchell Hey Bette, just checked out your books on Bent Pine Blog and they are wonderful. Curious about your experience with Publish America I've heard some not so nice things. Bent Pine seems productive for you.
We (Silverlake ebooks) and I collectively chose to price Magnolia Cristiana St. Claire at $6.99 for reasons I won't go into here. DIVORCE AN EMOTIONAL INTRUSION (more of documentary type book) we priced at $4.99.
When I get my Kindle in the very near future, I want to read Cracks in the Sidewalk. I have only been at this two years and it never stops with new learning every day.
Yes, it takes gumption and persistence to be noticed as one of the 'new talents".
mariamitchell949@gmail.com


message 13: by Agent

Agent S.D. Nice to meet you, Bette! Thanks for accepting my friend request!


message 14: by Ann

Ann Marie pleasure is mine Bette....this could be exciting


message 15: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Bette...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Stephanie Thank you for the friend request! Have a fabulous day!


message 17: by Tasha

Tasha Thank you for the friend request! I love new friends. :)


message 18: by Kat

Kat Hello! Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to reading your books. :)


message 19: by Kate

Kate Hello Bette! I'm excited to read your books!


message 20: by Joie

Joie Hi! Thanks for adding me as a friend--and I can't wait to read Spare Change!


message 21: by Sandy

Sandy Good afternoon! Nice to add another friend :) After reading all the good reviews, I might just have to read Cracks in the Sidewalk this month. I love to read "emotional rollercoasters".


message 22: by Megan

Megan Thank you for the friend request. I look forward to discussing books with you in the future and after reading the descriptions of your books I will definitely be picking those up too!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 24: by Kristen

Kristen Thanks so much for the friend request. I can't wait to read Spare Change - what great reviews!

All the best,
Kristen


message 25: by Karen M (last edited Mar 24, 2012 12:56PM)

Karen M Thanks for the friend request. You are the second person I've met on GoodReads who knew where Hasbrouck Heights is.


message 26: by Julie

Julie Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to reading your work.


message 27: by Brittany B. (last edited Mar 26, 2012 10:02PM)

Brittany B. Thanks for the friend-vite. I look forward to reading your work. :)

Oh and congratulations on your success. I will surely be your newest fan!


message 28: by Laura

Laura Hi Bette,

Thanks for the friend request! I'll check out your books when I get home from work this afternoon, and I look forward to chatting with you !

Best,
Laura


message 29: by Diana

Diana Hi Bette!
Thanks for the friend request!


message 30: by Rachel

Rachel Despins Hi! Thanks for the friend request! I'm definitely going to add your book to my list-it looks really interesting! :)


message 31: by Beth

Beth HI hun! thanks for the friendship:) <3


message 32: by Beth

Beth Hi, Bette! Thank you for the friend request :)

Glad to connect with you in Ladies and Lit!


Barbara ★ Hi Bette. Thanks for the friendvite. Spare Change sounds interesting and I've added it to my TBR.


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) Thanks for the Friend-vite. Will you still respect me if I mention I'm a transplanted Yank? Ohio for 30 yrs and NC for 14. lol


message 35: by Tatiana

Tatiana Hi, Bette! Yours was the friendliest friend request I have ever received on GR! Can't wait to read one of your novels and to get to know you better! Best wishes, Tatiana


message 36: by Becca

Becca Thanks for your friendvite....look forward to chatting books with you!!!


message 37: by Dierdra

Dierdra Byrd Thank you for friend invite


message 38: by Chloe

Chloe Calloway it's a pleasure! I'll try to read your book as soon as possible but it really is hard for me since I still have to cope up with my studies. Then after that I'll give you my honest review :D


Christine Hatfield where's the debbie macomber chat room?


message 40: by Toni

Toni Thanks for the friend invite!! looking forward to reading your books!


message 41: by Bette

Bette Crosby Hope that everyone is checking the blog to see the daily winners of The Twelfth Child Book Launch Giveaway - 3 Winners are up...more to come!


Jeanette Hi Bette! Thanks for the invite.


message 43: by Beth (last edited May 30, 2012 11:44AM)

Beth Began the Twelfth Child this morning and I'm already hooked.. Abagail's charater sounds like I'm hearing my Grandmother. I'm waiting for some more free time to continue reading

Thanks for lightening up my day
Beth L


message 44: by Beth

Beth Beth wrote: "Began the Twelfth Child this morning and I'm already hooked.. Abagail sounds like I'm hearing my Grandmother. I'm waiting for some more free time to continue reading

Thanks for lighten..."



message 45: by Jess

Jess Hi Bette--thank you for the thoughtful message with your friend request. It's not often that anyone takes the time to answer my question. I look forward to sharing thoughts about books with you! :)


message 46: by Connie

Connie Thank you for the friend invite! I love The Twelfth Child! It is a winner!


message 47: by Marge

Marge Thank you for inviting me to be your friend. I love Southern literature!


Katie_la_geek Hi. Thanks for te friendvite!


message 49: by Aryn

Aryn Thanks for the friend invitation! =)


message 50: by Kirby

Kirby hi! thanks for the add- I look forward to seeing you around the ladies & literature group! :D


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