Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Her children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, will be published by Saturn’s Moon Press in 2016. She has also written a children’s book called Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti that is under contract to be published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.
There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed
There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed tells the story of a boy who can’t go to sleep because of all the monster bunnies keeping him up at night. Told in the first-person narrative, the little boy delays bedtime, using his flashlight and hand to create scary and silly bunny shadow puppets on the wall. According to the boy, friendly, spooky characters like the Bumbie (bunny zombie), Were-bunny (werewolf bunny), Bunny-stein (bunny Frankenstein), and Count Hop-ula come to visit him in the night. At the end of the book, his mother comforts him to sleep by telling him to let his imagination rest — and put the flashlight away.
What People Say
A Cozy Reader’s Corner
I laughed reading the first line of this book, which always bodes well. It’s hard enough to start a book and instantly attract the readers attention, but to make me laugh out loud on top of that is almost impossible. Luckily, unlike other books I’ve read, this one kept its witty, realistic, and emotional approach as it followed Danielle’s reaction to her grief. One of the things I loved about this novel was its outrageously unbelievable yet totally realistic and understandable approach to grief. Since people handle grief in so many ways, nothing is completely out of the question, but Ramos takes a clever, witty and emotionally driven look at grief and it works!
Once you pick this book up, you won’t want to put it down. So, grab a copy, put on your favorite hoodie, cook up some Top Ramen, open your favorite bottle of wine and settle in for this unique twist on the life of a young widow. Join Danielle on her journey through the 5 stages Of Grief that lead her to bad dates, career jeopardy, her ex sister in law’s wedding and even to the hot beaches of Antigua. Who knows, you might just make a new best friend.
Tina from Bookshipper
What follows is a book that is loaded with, for the most part, humour. It is a story that is uplifing and encouraging – in which the female character does not shrivel up and die, but rather deals with life on life’s terms! I loved it.
Chick Lit the New Black
I think for a story what could have been all sadness and bitterness it was much different and better than what I expected. You’ll laugh at Danielle and April’s antics and easily relate to the characters.
Katherine Higgins-Andersen of Jersey Girl
For a debut novel, I commend the author on writing a chick lit novel that goes beyond the norm, and I would recommend all chick lit fans to add this book to their TBR list!
I found Danielle to be extremely likable and she’s so relateable! It’s honestly like someone made a carbon cut-out of me, aged her about 10 years, and then just plopped her down in Denver. I swear, the way that Danielle acted and spoke and even obsessed about reality TV was like Bethany was spying on me and just wrote my real life on paper.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I looked how the author gave a glimpse into the mind of several of the key players in this story. I read it from start to finish in a day, but that’s probably because it was so easy to read, and so captivating. I liked the plot twist…very unexpected! A wonderful story…keep pumping them out, Mrs. Ramos!!