Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bette Lee Crosby addresses 300 at Westside Ladies Tea

Bette Lee Crosby with Westside’s Carol Cox

On Saturday April 17th, author, Bette Lee Crosby, addressed a sold-out audience of 300 at the Westside Baptist Church Ladies Tea. The theme for the tea and for her presentation was “Reflecting God’s Glory.”

Crosby, who teaches first grade Sunday school at the church, spoke about her perceptions of God’s glory and explained how she believes the power of it is reflected in the way people live their lives.

Crosby, who is well-known for her sensitive portrayals of family relationships, delighted the audience with stories of her somewhat irreverent Southern mama and the affinity she has for writing about older people and children. “Older folks and children have something in common,” she said, “they are both painfully honest and that’s a characteristic that can be charmingly funny.”

At the 2007 Florida Biennial, Crosby’s first release Girl Child won the National League of American Pen Women Award for published fiction. In 2009, she received the Florida Writer’s Association Royal Palm Literary Award for Cracks in the Sidewalk, her latest release.

Crosby, a prolific writer who spends a good part of every day at the computer, is currently focusing on the collection of family stories and inspirational thoughts being published on her blog. Blog readers and subscribers find something new every day…from stories about Crosby’s own childhood and inspirational thoughts to literary news and stories about the other books and authors she admires.

For more information on her books and upcoming speaking engagements, visit her blog at

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