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Blogging #atozchallenge B is for Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill by Bette Lee CrosbyBlueberry Hill will be released this summer. This is a novella that was one of the most difficult things I have ever written. It is my own story. A story of the last few years I spent with my sister Donna. Although the story does have it’s moments of fun and laughter, it also tells what can happen to even the strongest of us.

I choose this cover art because this looks a lot like my sister did at that age. She had poker-straight hair and freckles that she hated. She didn’t think she was pretty, but I thought she was beautiful.

My sister was my hero. She was all the things I’m not and she wasn’t afraid of the devil himself. I warn you this is a story that will bring tears to your eyes, but hopefully it will also bring a touch of warmth to your heart. My sister was funny and tough. And the last thing she would want is sympathy. So I’m not giving her any. I’m telling this story just the way it was. Or at least the way I remember it being.

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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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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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