Betty J. Slade


Betty J. Slade  is an author of fiction and non-fiction, a newspaper columnist, and an artist in oils and watercolors. 


Slade has recently released a fiction, based on actual events, places, and people, Taming Wild Hearts, Book One of the Disappointment Valley Series. It is set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and is about the Crawford family and a Curly Sulphur Mustang. It is a contemporary/Western/Romance/Suspense. This novel can be purchased at Amazon.


In 2017, she wrote Book 1 - Heart Bender, followed by in 2018 with Book 2 - Heart Bender's Secret, and in 2019 Book 3 - Heart Bender Undercover. In March 2020, Blanco Dove Press released all three novellas into one book, titled Heart Bender Trilogy. The three-in-one book can be purchased on Amazon in paperback and E-book. 


In 2013, she published Spirit of the Red Candle, Journal of Mary Magdalene (Blanco Dove Press, March 2013). She painted the cover and character portraits used in this fictional book.


She writes about Sweet Al in The Artist's Lane, a weekly column for the Pagosa SUN, which is humorous and sometimes serious about small town living, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Living Life on the Front Page  (Blanco Dove, January 2013) is a published collection of her selected Artist's Lane articles from 2008-2012. She is a contributor to A Matter of Faith  weekly column for the SUN along with other Faith Writers.


Slade published two Bible study books. The King's Choice, based on the Old Testament book Song of Solomon (Blanco Dove Press, March 2013). Cameo: The Study of Ruth (Blanco Dove, second edition, March 2013) is a thumbnail sketch of the history of Israel and its redeemer. She published two books of poetry. The book covers were painted by Slade.


She is a member of the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network Advisory Committee.


She and Al live in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with family. They have four children and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


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Social Media:

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Professional Affiliations: Writers Groups:

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)

Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network (WCCWN)

Christian Authors Network (CAN)