Hello! I am Bertamae Ives, a published author from Western New
I am a teacher and
organist who has traveled extensively within the United States and to
eighteen countries. Some of these trips were for personal
interest, while others were for volunteer work with various relief
organizations. For example, I traveled to Bolivia in 2004 to
teach children English and to New Orleans in 2005 to assist with the
Hurricane Katrina Relief effort.
I enjoy writing and
humor, and won second prize in the Information and Travel
category at St. David's Christian Writer's Conference. My past role as a
United Methodist Clergy spouse provides me with opportunities to speak
in eight Western New York communities. To promote my books, I have had invitations to speak in churches, Christian Women’s Clubs,
libraries, and bookstores. I am available to speak at Western NY
This site contains information about me, examples of my
writing, current and past book releases, and upcoming
to read more about Bertamae.
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Self-help for the
mature woman. A collection of personal experiences mixing humor with
poignant inspirational insights, designed to bless and entertain. "I’m
between Tampax and Depends; a mature older gal past fifty. I refuse to
grow old graciously. I’m fighting it every inch of the way..."
About the author:
Bertamae Ives is a
teacher and organist who traveled extensively within the United States
and to eighteen countries to work with relief organizations. She is an
award winning author who enjoys writing and humor. She writes for the
“My View” Column of the Buffalo News, is the author of “Ring in the
Holidays” and a contributor to “Doing Good For Goodness Sake”.
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Other Books by
Ring in the Holidays
– a collection of short stories,
music, humor, gift suggestions, and techniques for
surviving the holidays.
Doing Good for Goodness’ Sake by Steve Zikman
Bertamae contributed a chapter titled, ‘They Gave at the
Office’. True stories about people making a difference in
the lives of others.
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For her article "Middle-aged Streaking is against Campus Rules"
- "Bertamae, that My View is one for the ages! Thanks for
sharing that experience." - Mike Vogel, Buffalo News Editor