Betties Boswell at Novel Blends for a book signing. BG Independent News Bettie Boswell grew up reading voraciously and making up stories as she sat in the back seat of her family's car. For most of her adult life as a school music teacher and church music director, the long-time Bowling Green resident has continued telling stories by writing skits, plays and musicals for elementary students, communities and parishioners. Only recently has she ventured into the world of publishing novels. She's the proud author of two adult Christian romance books and two children's books. Another children's book is expected to be published in spring 2023, and an adult book that will complete a trilogy is about 10,000 words shy of being ready for the editing process. Boswell read from her children's books – “Skateboarding” and “Sidetracked” – and talked about her books and the writing process Sunday afternoon at Novel Blends in downtown Bowling Green. The two children's books were “work for hire” projects that she wrote after making connections at workshops. “Sidetracked,” published in December 2019, was her first published book. Boswell was one of six writers picked at a conference to submit ideas for children's books. “The instructions were vague. The idea was to be about historic technology and the use of science that would relate to a fifth-grade curriculum,” Boswell said. She thought about the Underground Railroad research she had done for one of the Sylvania musicals she had written. She recalled learning about the first […]
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