Wednesday, September 15th was the 100th Anniversary of Betty Neels Birthday!!!
How could I miss such a fabulous occasion?? I am so putting this date on my calendar for next year.
This probably explains why I have been thinking about Betty and her books all week.
I just read a wonderful blog post about Betty Neels and her writing. The author of the post brings up a lot of interesting points about Betty herself and the type of books she wrote.
Check out the post at Promantica.com Bettysday
I have reprinted below just a little piece of the blog because I love it:
excerpt from promantica.com Bettysday postIn preparation for Bettysday, I had two t-shirts made. The first reads:Betty Neels:1910 - Born in Devon, England
1930s - Trains as a nurse & midwife
1940s - Serves in WWII, marries Dutch patriot
1950s - Works as a nurse in Holland
1960s - Retires from nursing; writes first romance novel
1970s-90s - Writes 133 more romance novels
2001 - Dies peacefully in hospital
Bettysday 9 - 15 - 2010
The second one seems more personalized; it reads:
Betty Neels was 59
when she wrote her
first romance novel.
I still have time
OMG!! I totally want and gotta have that second t-shirt!
How about: Get your Betty on!!
There's still time!
Just a thought...Peace, Love, and Betty, y'all!
For more info on Betty Neels check out her Wiki page and her Squidoo page (I love this page because it has some of the original artwork for her books)