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Hello!  I am Bertamae Ives, a published author from Western New York.

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 events.

This site contains information about me, examples of my writing, current and past book releases, and upcoming events. 



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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”.

Available in paperback and popular eBook formats (Kindle, Nook, Apple/iTunes)

Ordering Links:

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Apple/iTunes - Please search the iBookstore

Non-USA orders?  Please order from your local bookstore using ISBN # 978-1-4414509-7-5


Other Books by Bertamae:

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.

Books for Sale


Praise for Bertamae's Writing
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