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  • Welcome!

    June 27, 2019 by

    Thanks for visiting my site. I’m Bette Bono, author of the historical fiction, time travel novels The Better Angels and Fear Itself, and the short story collection Neighbors and Other Stories. What’s this blog about? My writing mixes many things I love, and so does this blog. Here you can find posts on history, books,… Read more

  • History, Family, and a Love Story

    March 1, 2022 by

    People’s stories play out against a backdrop of history. Here’s a love story that took place in a world affected by the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Vesta Coal Company, and World War II. Don’t worry. This story has a happy ending. The people in the story are Jack and Bette. They were my… Read more

  • The First Three Madison Square Gardens

    February 24, 2022 by

    In my historical fiction, time travel novel, Fear Itself, the characters go back to 1939 to observe a pro-Nazi rally held at Madison Square Garden. The building where that rally took place no longer exists. As many know, the current Garden is the fourth building to bear that name. Here’s a short history of the… Read more

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