Bettie Boswell Author/Illustrator

Welcome to my author/illustrator page. Please feel free to explore my portfolio and learn more about me!

I enjoy writing for readers of all ages. My genres span picture books, poetry, early readers, chapter books, middle grade, musicals, plays, short stories and devotional pieces. My inspiration comes from being both an elementary classroom teacher and music teacher. I also compose songs.

I've written curriculum inspired musicals for my children at school. Some of these self published works include: Wings-The Wright Family of Flight, The Buds and the Bees, Zimmerman School-A day at a one room schoolhouse, Rendezvous at Rattlesnake Corner, The Rock Musical-Rocks and Minerals, and Ohio's Recordered History.

I've also written short Christian musicals with limited vocal ranges for my small church choir. Some of the Biblical topics covered in these works have been Jeremiah, Esther, Noah, The Soldiers at the Cross, and Mary, Martha and Lazarus.

I've been part of teams that have written, composed and produced two community theater musicals: Just Around the Bend (an Underground Railroad tale from 1837) and The Road to Bowling Green (a history of Bowling Green, Ohio.)

I've had magazine articles published in The Christian Standard, The Orff Echo (music,) and The Triad (music.) In 2017 I contributed artwork and lesson plans to a resource book for music teachers published by Alfred called "Kaleidoscope." In the fall of 2018 I had a short story and cover art published in "An Ohio Anthology of Short Stories: From the Lake to the River." I have completed a chapter book with Teacher Created Materials called, "Sidetracked."