Heart Bender Trilogy


Millie Montgomery, an art appraiser and head curator for the Brantwood Museum, and Rik Hansson, an undercover agent for the French INTERPOL, meet in Paris and join forces solving international art theft.


Three art crimes and three missions take them from France, Spain, Sweden, England and Afghanistan to Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Thrust into the tangled web of international art crime, Millie and Rik's relationshihp totters on the brink of unraveling.

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

She is the author of Heart Bender, Under Heaven's Rage, and Spirit of the Red Candle

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.

She manages and is a contributor to A Matter of Faith weekly column for the SUN.

She is the Vice President and Co-Founder of the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network.

She has published two Bible Study books: The King's Choice is based on the Old Testament book Song of Solomon and Cameo: The Study of Ruth, a thumbnail sketch of the history of Israel and its redeemer.

She has published two books of poetry, Within the Veil and In His Presence.

Under Heaven's Rage

Colorado rancher's wife, Libby Crawford, rebels against her husband's decision to take a second wife. Losing that battle will cost her everything. The Crawford Ranch becomes a battleground as her husband surrenders to polygamy and Libby fights to be his only love.

Spirit of the Red Candle:

Journal of Mary Magdalene


A young Jewish girl, plagued by seven demons, walks with the heart of a harlot, but isn't a harlot at heart.  She yearns to be forgiven and free.  Her journal chronicles her life in Magdala. Mary's life unfolds from bondage into belonging. Every woman who knows pain of the soul will find herself in this beautiful love story.

Under Heaven’s Rage was a Finalist in Kathy Ide’s Promising Beginnings writing contest (1/18/16)


Betty painted the front and back cover art for her books.

    • Spirit of the Red Candle: Journal of Mary Magdalene in oil.

    • Under Heaven's Rage and the back cover art and character portraits in watercolor. 

Courageous Women in Perilous Times

Betty J. Slade

Author, Columnist, Artist

WCCWN Co-Founder

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