BEA, Book Expo of America

BEA, Book Expo of America

Press Release for BEA 2014

PORT ST. LUCIE AUTHOR WILL BE SIGNING USA TODAY BESTSELLER AT NYC BOOK EXPO AMERICA

May 28, 2014:

Award winning author, Bette Lee Crosby, will be autographing copies of her bestselling book, Spare Change, and sharing a sampler of her new release Previously Loved Treasures, May 29th 2-3pm Table 20 at the Javits Center in New York City. Book Expo America is the largest conference for publishers, authors and readers in the United States.

The Midwest Book Review says of Spare Change “A thoroughly entertaining work of immense literary merit and strongly recommended for community library literary fiction and mystery collections… especially recommended for fans of well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances.” – Julie Summers.

Crosby, author of eight novels and winner of fifteen literary awards including the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Bette Lee Crosby’s novels are online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo in eBook and paperback. Her books are currently selling in five countries.

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To arrange an interview, call 772 249 0022 or email Coral Russell, Publicity Director
Bent Pine Publicitybentpinepublicity@gmail.com

To download a media kit, visit:
https://betteleecrosby.com/about/media-kit-bette-lee-crosby/

Find additional stories at the author’s website: https://betteleecrosby.com

Cracks on the Sidewalk BookBub’s Best in Women’s Fiction

Cracks on the Sidewalk BookBub’s Best in Women’s Fiction

June 25, 2014:

Bookbub featured it’s top selling women’s fiction books on their blog and Cracks in the Sidewalk, award-winning novel by Bette Lee Crosby, made the list.

Barbara Hinske, author of Coming to Rosemont had a great idea, gather together the bestselling authors on that list to work together in some way. Five authors jumped at the opportunity, Bette Lee Crosby being one of them.

After the details were finalized they decided on a summer giveaway with a beach bag full of everything a person would need for summer plus an autographed copy of each of their books. The authors started promoting the giveaway on each of their sites June 19th, 2014 and are fast closing in on 10,000 entries for the grand prize!

There are bonus points for signing up for the BookBub newsletter since they are a great source of information about online readers and books that become bestsellers through their advertising. The five books involved in the summer giveaway are Cracks in the Sidewalk by Bette Lee Crosby, Coming to Rosemont by Barbara Hinske, Leaves by Michael Baron, The Sister Season by Jennifer Scott, and Rescue Me, Maybe by Jackie Bouchard.

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Readers Love Little Kids in Bette Lee Crosby’s Books

Readers Love Little Kids in Bette Lee Crosby’s Books

When it comes to melting hearts and winning readers, few things are as effective as a child in need or tearful blue eyes gazing from a window. The thought of it brings out the mama bear or grandma gorilla in most women. Author Bette Lee Crosby is quick to acknowledge the truth of this since she has built a sizable fan base on just such a premise.

Three of her bestselling novels capitalize on this theme with covers featuring a child. It’s a strategy that works according to the most recent issue of the BookBub Unbound Blog. This industry powerhouse took a look at women’s fiction and spoke about what works for their followers, and Crosby’s novel Cracks in the Sidewalk was one of those featured as doing it right. “Stories about kids are often big hits with BookBub readers,” the article read, “so it’s no surprise that this emotional tale of a woman searching for her missing grandchildren appealed to them. Plus, it’s based on true events, adding a dose of intrigue to the twisting plot.”

Crosby, A USA Today Bestselling Author, often writes about children, especially those that are abandoned, forgotten or simply in need of love. “You have to have a heart made of stone to not care about a child in trouble,” she says. A good deal of the authenticity Crosby gives to these underage characters comes from her own experience. For the past twelve years she has taught Sunday School to kindergarten and first grade children. She’s heard the good and the bad and she gives readers the reality of it in the stories she writes. “The number of children who come from broken and/or abusive homes is astounding,” she says. “they may not always be the most loveable, but they are the ones most in need of love.”

A relative newcomer to the publishing industry, Crosby has hit the track running. When her novel Spare Change was published in the summer of 2012 it sold 10 copies that first month, in 2013 it hit the USA Today Bestseller List as a stand-alone single. The novel has two protagonists—an eleven year old boy whose parents are dead and a fifty-something woman who never wanted children. It’s a story that garnered five literary awards and won the hearts of readers.

There is a common theme running through Spare Change, Cracks in the Sidewalk and several of Crosby’s other novels—it is one of connecting. Writing in a Southern voice, she takes the children down the darkest possible path and then lets the compassion of another human being bring them back.

Some might call this happy ending philosophy saccharin, but her fans would argue that vehemently; and it’s an argument that becomes apparent in the sales numbers. As an Indie Author, Crosby sold 35,000 books in 2013 and first quarter of 2014 already has her on track for 70,000. Those numbers do not take into account the three new books scheduled for release this year; when those releases are included projections top 100,000.

Crosby, who has found her niche in heartfelt fiction laughingly admits, “Little kids do mean big business.”

To download a press kit visit: https://betteleecrosby.com

For more information or to schedule an interview contact:
Coral Russell, Publicity Director – Bent Pine Publishing
bentpinepublicity@gmail.com

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Press Release Blueberry Hill a Sister’s Story

Press Release Blueberry Hill a Sister’s Story

Press Release Blueberry Hill a Sister’s Story

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR’S NEW RELEASE IS A MEMOIR OF SORTS

USA Today Bestselling Author Bette Lee Crosby debuted her latest story, Blueberry Hill, on Amazon’s top ten list for stories featuring siblings. This story is a personal account of her relationship with her sister and she had trepidations a personal story wouldn’t interest her readers. The response from her readers has been overwhelmingly positive and already features fifteen reviews on Amazon, all five stars.

Gayle reviews Blueberry Hill: If you’ve ever loved and lost a person, read this book. If you’ve ever loved someone who struggles with addiction, read this book. If you’ve ever wrestled with accepting a loved one’s path, read this book.

Once again write-from-the heart author, Bette Lee Crosby has delivered a story that tugs at your heart strings and nudges you to consider the choices and people in your own life. This fictionalized memoir entertains, challenges and soothes. Bette Lee shines the lens on her own family and relationships and allows readers to share a private and painful part of her own life. Poignant and engaging,raw and honest, there is real truth revealed. It is simultaneously, both her story and a universal story with which readers can identify. Like all books of quality, the story stays with you, inviting you to explore its full power over time.

Loyal followers of Bette Lee Crosby will not be surprised by the emotional richness of the book. New readers will quickly become members of the Bette Lee Fan Club. I rate Blueberry Hill 5***** I started it last night and couldn’t put it down!

Crosby, author of eight novels and winner of fifteen literary awards including the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
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For further information contact:
Coral Russell, Publicity Director
Bent Pine Publicity
bentpinepublicity@gmail.com

To download a media kit, visit:
https://betteleecrosby.com/about/media-kit-bette-lee-crosby/

Additional stories pertaining to this release can be found on the author’s website:

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Press Release for Readers’ Favorite FIVE STARS

Press Release for Readers’ Favorite FIVE STARS

Press Release for Readers’ Favorite FIVE STARS

FLORIDA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR GATHERS MORE FIVE STAR REVIEWS

Award winning author, Bette Lee Crosby, is in the running to add two more awards to her shelf through the site Readers’ Favorite. Cracks in the Sidewalk and Previously Loved Treasures are finalists for the Readers’ Favorite Book Award this fall and received Five Star Reviews from reviewers on the site.

One reviewer from Readers’ Favorite sent her a private note, “Amazing book. I would be very interested to read anything else you have written. I can’t praise this book enough.” Bette is thrilled with the impact and emotional connections her books offers readers. Readers’ Favorite is a wonderful site that offers book reviews, book award contest, and other author services. Reviewers brag they get the best books to review through this site.

Crosby, author of eight novels and winner of fifteen literary awards including the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Bette Lee Crosby’s novels are online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo in eBook and paperback. Her books are currently selling in five countries.

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To arrange an interview, call 772 249 0022 or email Coral Russell, Publicity Director
Bent Pine Publicitybentpinepublicity@gmail.com