DOG BONE SOUP takes readers on a ride through 1950s & 60s: a poignant tale set in New England

Travel back in time to "The Good Old Days" with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he faces the trials of growing up poor in an era when most were experience the perks of seeing their dreams come true. DOG BONE SOUP only 99¢ FEBRUARY 7th - 14th.
By: Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator
BANGOR, Maine - Feb. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Boomers call them The Good Old Days—the 1950s and 60s, when America was flying high. An era when the All American Family lived a life filled with hopes and dreams come true. Shawn Daniels isn't your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn's family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don't cost a dime. On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it's possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer's been and where he's going in DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens. Available at (Paperback $10.99) (Kindle/eBook FREE February 7th - 14th). Visit the author at

Bette A. Stevens is a retired teacher, a wife, mother and author. 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 families, for 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 placed #9 on The 2013 Gittle List TOP 10 for Self-published Children’s Picture Books. Stevens has also 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, 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, A Boomer’s Journey.

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