Bad Red Shoes




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/6/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781456745325

About the Book

In Bad Red Shoes, her first collection of poetry, Betty delves into intimate recollections. Drive with her as she delivers her father's ashes to their final destination, feel the chills as she recalls the fateful words of a murdered friend. Whether she's proclaiming a new holiday - "Mother-less-day", chastising an ex-lover, or dancing with her first grandchild in her arms, Betty's poems tell stories that will touch you at the very core of your heart. She sings of her childhood and love for West Virginia, recalling her trek through Catholic schools to painting her very own rainbow stones on a wall in her back yard. There is humor and satire, as evidenced by the poem Bad Red Shoes, and it is up to you, the reader, to determine just where the truth ends and fiction begins. Happy reading!

About the Author

Betty Bleen works as an Operations Assistant helping to house homeless veterans. Many of her poems have been published locally. Her poetry appears bi-weekly in the Ohio Chinese American News. She has been a featured reader at the Columbus Arts Festival, ComFest and various other venues in the Columbus, Ohio area. She is also a contributor to Just Paper and Ink, an anthology by writers from Writers' Ink, a Columbus based writers group. Betty has 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. She lives with her husband and a black and white cat named Mittens. She also collects troll dolls; her display can be found once a year for an entire month at the Westerville Public Library. Please visit Betty on her webpage at