A Bowling Green author will sign copies of her children’s and Christian novels Sunday at 2 p.m. at Novel Blends, 116 S. Main St.
Bettie Boswell is a longtime resident of Bowling Green and taught elementary music at Sylvania Schools before retiring. She started writing for publication about six years ago.
“Sidetracked” is a short chapter book for upper elementary children. It tells the fictional story of two boys who worked for a train that actually existed in 1837, the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad. They are in trouble and need to find a way to make things better. It is designed to expand the reader’s vocabulary, has a hint of old technology usage and contains some difficult words. It is published by Teacher Created Materials.
“Skateboarding” is non-fiction and can be enjoyed by children of any elementary age. He has an easy vocabulary and brightly colored photos, exploring the sport of skateboarding. It is published by North Star/Apex.
She also has novels for adults.
“On Cue” is a contemporary Christian romance about Ginny writing a musical and being forced to work with director Scott. With an entertaining cast of characters and pets, they will have to work together in order to save the local museum with the support gained through a successful production.
“Free to Love” is a timeshare story about Ginny, before “On Cue”, and a love story she discovers about a couple, in a forced marriage, who end up traveling on the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Both stories feature an Underground Railroad depot, modeled after House Lathrop in Sylvania.
There is a book in the works that will eventually complete this trilogy. The working title is “Hoping for Treasure”. The novels are published by Mt. Zion Ridge Press.
For her next children’s book, Boswell is working on a longer-chapter book titled “Dottie’s Dream Horse.” She will be the author and illustrator of this book. The text is edited and approved by the editor. It will be published in the spring by Elk Lake Publishers.
Boswell has always enjoyed reading and creating stories. His writing interests range from children’s fiction to adult fiction and non-fiction. In addition to writing Christian romance novels, she has contributed to educational books, level readers, magazine articles, and devotional and short story anthologies. She has two adult sons, three grandchildren. Her husband is a minister.