Bette Nunn

Biography

Bette Nunn lives in Martinsville, Indiana, is married and has three grown children. Her other published work is a book titled “Burn, Judy, Burn” about mass murderer Steven T. Judy and the young mother of three children that he killed in 1979. She has also written a small book about the Morgan County Courthouse and articles that have been published in detective and other national magazines.

Mrs. Nunn was a reporter, assistant editor and managing editor at The Reporter and Reporter-Times, a newspaper in Martinsville, Indiana, from 1963 to July 2003. Her career covered nearly 41 years and she continues to write news, feature stories and columns for the newspaper from her home.

Her main interests have been her family, working for the good of Martinsville High School, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Morgan County Fair and US veterans. She enjoys writing and history and also plans to continue to write some children’s books. “The Yo-Yo String” is her first attempt at a fictional story.

She thanked her daughter Shelley for allowing use of her pictures on the cover to portray what Annie could have looked like.

Books

Mama and Me
By Bette Nunn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 300,220. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Includes many of the “Mama and Me” and “Bette’s Barbs” columns written for The Martinsville Reporter and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville, IN, for the last half century. The columns talk about things that happened—births, deaths, schools, store openings, fires, crimes, store closings, historical events, tragedies, wars, events in Martinsville and Morgan County, and stories about local people.
Wash Our Mouths Out With Soap - A collection of expressions, rhymes, songs, poems and games dating back to the early to mid-1800s
By Bette Nunn
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,800. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
This book includes old expressions, songs and rhymes from the mid-1800s to the present. It also has a section that talks about the KKK's influence on Indiana and Martinsville in particular, as well as the Underground Railroad in Morgan County and Martinsville.
A 40-year-old Midget in a Little Girl's Suit
By Bette Nunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
This story is about Abby Walls Huff’s life and the funny things she said and did. The book is compiled from things her mother, the author, collected over the years, adding that Abby was the funniest of her three children. This is a story about an extended family and things that happened as they were growing up.
What Laws Would I want Passed If I Were Presdient?
By Bette Nunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction
Ages 4-8 Students in Miss Smith’s class learn a little about government and how it works by imagining what it would be like to be president of the United States and what it would be like to get to make laws. They learn what a law is, some of the things the president does and a little about Congress.
What Does the Devil Look Like
By Bette Nunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction
Children learn that many people see the same thing in different ways after their classmate, Belhamie, asks the teacher the question, "What Does the Devil Look Like?" because her brother has said she looks like the devil. The children use their imaginations and come up with some colorful and interesting answers.
Burn, Judy, Burn
By Bette Nunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,620. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Graphic and Violent content - The morning started out like a morning of any other day for Terry Chasteen and her 3 small children, but it would be their last. Their murderer was a young man who was considered a dangerous boy at age 10, and a criminal sexual psychopath by age 13. Why had Indiana Central State Hospital released him? Was God taking a nap on April 28,1979?
The Yo-Yo String
By Bette Nunn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction
This story concerns the tragedies that befall young Annie when her parents separate and her father remarries a witchy wife. Annie runs with a rough crowd, takes drugs, smokes pot and gets pregnant. She marries the father, divorces him. Spiraling down in self-pity she eventually lands in jail. Hitting rock bottom lets her see a way to turn her life around and find happiness, but it doesn’t last.

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