PURE TRASH: The Story: Shawn Daniels in a Poor Boy's Adventure: 1950s Rural New England

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The year is 1955. Experience the joy of a carefree Saturday and the blistering pain of feeling not quite good enough as you hop on a bike and ride into town with two delightful young boys who find adventure at every turn. Shawn and Willie Daniels live in the woods with no indoor water or plumbing. Dad spends most of his hard earned money on beer. Prejudice, class division, alcoholism, poverty, injustice, and a hint at bullying are cleverly woven into this 1950s adventure short. PURE TRASH is a prequel to the author’s upcoming debut novel.

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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 families, 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 DOG BONE SOUP, planned for release fall of 2014.

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"This short story is filled with images and flavor only better provided by an ice cream cone...PURE TRASH gives the reader pause for thought, and I recommend it to the adult reader and the YA reader alike. " Kathryn Elizabeth Jones, author of fiction & non-fiction

"Find out how a wonderful day takes a few twists and turns, how others can destroy the joy in your life, but only if you allow them... Shawn and Willie are two delightful young boys who lift your spirits and let you know life is all in the way you look at it."  Susan Horbach, author

Lovely blend of art, science, and wise lessons for children
"Have patience, tiny Matilda," chirps Sparrow as a caterpillar dreams of learning to fly. In this story, patience and "following your instincts" are the key to learning. Neither Rome nor butterflies were built in a day, and Matilda will do the things her instincts promise, as long as she first does as she should. She eats. She grows. She sees the world around her. And slowly the caterpillar, and young readers, learn about nature, the life cycle of the butterfly, and the wisdom of being patient.~ Sheila Deeth, author

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