Betsy Bolger Paulet

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Betsy Bolger-Paulet,retired staff-writer for the St. Petersburg Times, is a proud 5th-generation Florida Cracker. Her father, Horace Collier Bolger's family settled Collier County.

In a program known as Florida Songstory she performed with her husband singer-songwriter Lee Paulet in folk and music festivals and for several years coordinated the annual Will McLean Festival Best of Florida Poetry Contest and Stage.

Active in area poetry circles, she conducted presentation workshops and with her husband several open mic programs and she was a an invited poet presenter at the annual Times Festival of Reading.

Pres. Bill Clinton commended her for one of the verses in her "butterfly lessons" collection titled Sunday Afternoon TV at Mother Shucker's Bar Jan. 17, 1993.

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Florida Cracker Boy: Tales of Misspent Youth
You set the price! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011 by Betsy Bolger Paulet. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Florida Cracker Boy: Tales of a Misspent Youth” teems with adventures, fishing tips and crusty language. His yarn “On the Evils of skipping school” traces a teenage lark which mixes some incredibly dumb coincidence, a good friend Chuck, chuck’s rifle, and a ’56 Nash Rambler. Lee describes the pair as “country boys, as stubborn as razorbacks and mean as shedding rattlesnakes.”


Butterfly Lessons
Price: Free! Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Butterfly Lessons, a collection of three books covers three decades in the life of retired journalist Betsy Bolger-Paulet. This poetic account spans the years of 1969-1999, chronicling a young widow's inward journey raising three daughters, her spiritual reflections and her return to the working world, where she realizes her passion for the poetic muse and finally finds true love.

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butterflies    childhood    children    clinton    escapades    fishing    florida    growing up    hunting    love after 40    mayhem    mischief    muse    poems    spiritual    widow   

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