The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far…

By Bette Lee Crosby / November 19, 2014

ShannonThere’s an age old saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I’m beginning to think maybe it’s true.

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far…

In today’s mail I received an envelope from our Granddaughter Shannon. It was a copy of the article she’d written for The Spartan Speaks, her high school newspaper. I am not just being a proud grandma when I say it was great – it really was. Her article is about the spread of the enterovirus. It outlines the conditions under which the virus can grow and offers helpful tips to avoid contamination. She further enhanced the article with quotes from fellow students as well as her mom who is a nurse.

I am truly proud of Shannon, she’s not only a beautiful person, she’s also a talented writer. Right now she’s got two soulsDSCN0419 cheering her on…one is the grandma in me, the other is the novelist. I can’t help but hope that she’ll continue writing and that one day when a woman walks into a book store and asks for that bestseller written by the Crosby woman, the clerk will ask, “Which one?”

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

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 Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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