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Join us here at Rave Reviews Book Club's Rave Waves Spotlight Honors, where host Nancy Bell is in conversation with RRBC Author Bette A Stevens. We will discuss Bette's debut novel, Dog Bone Soup which is the prequel to her latest novel, Pure Trash. Join us as we explore this book and get better acquainted with Bette A Stevens.
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Bette A. Stevens is a retired teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and childhood literacy and for monarch butterflies, an endangered species. Stevens’s children’s activity book, THE TANGRAM ZOO and WORD PUZZLES TOO!, was first published in 1997 by Windswept House Publishing, Mt. Desert, ME; a second edition was self-published by the author in 2012. AMAZING MATILDA, Stevens's second children's book, self-published in 2012 won a 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention for Excellence in Children's Literature - Ages 6 and older category) and also placed #9 on The 2013 Gittle List for Self-published Children’s Picture Books. Stevens has written articles for ECHOES, The Northern Maine Journal of Rural Culture based in Caribou, Maine. In 2013, the author published her first book for the YA/Adult audience: PURE TRASH: The story, a short story of a boy growing up in rural New England in a family whose poverty and alcoholism mark him as a target for bullying by young and old alike. This short story is a prequel to Stevens's debut novel—planned for release in the summer of 2014.
On this episode, we will interview Sherri VandenAkker and her sister, Krystyn White
Sherri is the creator of the film My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. This stunning documentary offers a shocking yet moving look at women's alcoholism. The film chronicles the progression of the disease in Sherri and Krystyn's mother, Bette VandenAkker -- a nurse, wife, and mother -- who died in September, 2007. The film, which was also created by Josh WE Hays, employs interviews, family photographs, medical records and graphics, and court documents to provide a personal and detailed look at the physical, emotional, and mental toll of alcoholism. The film also also offers hope to those affected by the disease who seek to heal their pain and strained relationships.
On this show we will talk with Sherri and Krystyn about their personal journeys with their mother's alcoholism, as well as discuss what it was like to create the film. If you have ever loved someone who struggled with alcoholism, you understand the challenges of loving someone with this disease.
This film is avaialble to rent on Amazon; to view the film click HERE. Visit the film's website by clicking HERE
Dr. Bette Daoust is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker and consultant to small business. Dr. Daoust has a passion for helping others succeed in business through sharing her expertise and ideas through her book series "Blueprints For Success".
As a published author using both a publishing house and being self-published, Bette learned the ins and outs of the book business. Not only about the getting to the published stage and also the gruelling grind of having to market books on her own. Her processes and guides are proven techniques for the book marketing business. She is currently working with a team of authors to provide cutting edge ideas around book marketing. The team has produced The Complete Book Marketing System through Authors Success Guild.
Learn more about having a positive birth experience and birth plan during adoption.Tammy Stevens, is the Executive Director and Labor of Love and a Doula who is passionate about supporting moms and families. Listen as she shares her experiences and all the options available for support. Definately one to tune in on!
Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Speaker, Consultant, and Community Advocate. www.svetlanakim.com.
Becca Stevens is one of the premiere speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded the residential community in 1997, and the social enterprise in 2001. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio, Thistle Stop Café, and its new global initiative, Shared Trade. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually. In the anti-human trafficking movement Stevens believes in a housing first model with economic independence for survivors. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears.” She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her newest book is, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.” She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons. http://www.thistlefarms.org/index.php/about-becca
This inspirational tale of a Monarch butterfly and her meadowland friends is the second children's book written and illustrated by Bette A. Stevens. AMAZING MATILDA becomes discouraged when she is unable to fly during the early stages of her metamorphosis. But, this amazing Monarch never gives up on her dream. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, MATILDA learns that if she tries long enough and hard enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do. AMAZING MATILDA will inspire readers and listeners alike, not only to follow their own dreams, but to encourage others to do the same!
8:30 PM ET Patrick's Monday Night Review with Bette A. Stevens. PURE TRASH, The Short Story by Bette A. Stevens The year is 1955. If you grew up in the 1950s and the 1960s, you may be among those who like to recall those good old “Happy Days” of television fame. Even younger generations enjoy watching the old TV reruns to get a peek into what life was like back then. In this short story, Shawn and Willie Daniels are off on a Saturday adventure in search of trash to turn into treasure. It was going to be a great day. Shawn was sure of it. No school and no bullies to remind him that he’s not one of the crowd. This is a story about bullies and what it’s like to be bullied. It may redefine your definition of bullying. If you were a child who was thought of as “different” in some way, you know what bullying is about: torment, persecution, intimidation, to name a few of its descriptors. For Shawn and Willie, their difference was based upon the social status of the dysfunctional family and the alcoholism and abject poverty in which they grew up.
I have invited DAVID STEVENS, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) to be our guest on today's broadcast. In preparation for this broadcast, I asked David "What are the 'big boiling' issues facing our industry?" I was encouraged when he said, "Dave, my focus is on how to get the rules right!"
As the head of our trade association, the MBA, who lives and works inside of the Washington, DC beltway and as someone who has had the privilege of being in "the Oval Office" on numerous occasions advising the President of the United States on matters related to housing and housing finance, David has unique and special insights into so many issues facing our industry. He truly has a perspective that few have and it is important that we be familiar with these issues. So, as a result, we will be discussing the following issues in the "HOT TOPIC" segment of this broadcast:
Stopping excessive enforcement
Needed changes to the Dodd Frank rules
Issues related to the Safe Act - transitional licensing
DON'T MISS this important broadcast with DAVID STEVENS President & CEO of the MBA as our SPECIAL GUEST!
in Self Help
Join us as we welcome Christina Stevens to the Coach Cafe! Christina has a fascinating story of her time with Mother Teresa and the lessons of love and expansion she received. Christina was told by Mother Teresa, "God will write through you." Her mind-expanding adventure may prod you to recognize your own life’s calling, and that will lead you to the most powerful and transformative place in the cosmos ~ love.
Christina Stevens is an award-winning filmmaker, public speaker, global environmental activist and author of Love: The Saint and the Seeker. Her belief that storytelling is inspiration for social change puts her on the leading edge of a new wave of global thought, speaking regularly at the United Nations on topics ranging from expanding consciousness to youth empowerment to solutions for global sustainability and happiness. Recipient of the Venice Film Festival’s coveted Gold Lion, numerous Clios, NY Art Directors’ and International Broadcasting Awards, Christina presently serves on the Special Projects Committee of the Directors’ Guild of America and on the Board of Directors of Ted Turner’s Captain Planet Foundation.
Find her at: Website: www.christinastevens.co, Twitter: @thecalltoLOVE, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LOVE.TheSaintandtheSeeker
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