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Betty M. Stephen

The Author

"Betty M. Stephen, was born in Lake City, South Carolina.  She was raised in the Bronx, New York. She is an award winning Playwright and Author. She has authored numerous books.  She penned an award winning play based on the Women's Liberation movement, which took her to Washington, DC to tour the Capitol and allotted her the opportunity to grace the stage of the world famous Apollo Theater in New York City (reciting original poetry written by her).  Her love and compassion for people is the driving force behind her passion for writing. She has written for friends and family since she was a child, never realizing that one day she would be writing stories that would attract so many others. 


She was blessed to have been featured in BTMB Magazine (Shi Lewis, Editor-in-Chief) and PC Urban Magazine (Lyric Raines, Editor-in-Chief).  She is a recipient of a number of awards, The WOEM (Women of Empowerment) Award and two time recipient of The Peach Theatre Award (2014 and 2015), to mention a few.  She has been a featured artist and interviewed on the gospel radio format 360 Gospel; (covering over 40 cities).   She has had the privilege of being interviewed by 3 time Stellar Award nominee Liz Black (the "Radio Angel" of WBLS and WLIB) and on the radio format "Conversations with Liz Black."  She was interviewed by Cheryl Lacey Donovan, Founder/CEO of the monthly television broadcast "Real Life Real Faith."  She was also a featured artist on H.D. Campbell's "The Author's Corner." Betty was named Writer to Watch in 2015 by Ms. Marsha Wright, world renowned serial entrepreneur, TV Business Expert and #1 bestselling author. 


Betty attended Herbert H. Lehman College, major Liberal Arts and minor was Psychology.  Her future online magazine "IRON SHARPENS IRON" is one of the tools she hopes to use to empower and encourage others, particularly women.    The magazine will reach those who have lost the confidence to believe that they can find and/or reclaim their purpose in life!  Her stage play I LAUGH TO MYSELF (based on her novel) will debut in the Spring 2018.  Her much anticipated book GROWING DECISIONS is being adapted into a film.  


Betty currently resides in Paterson, New Jersey with her husband and two children.  She is a member of the Agape Christian Ministries in Paterson, New Jersey under the leadership of Pastor James A. Kuykendall.  She serves in ministry as an Intercessor and a Greeter.


Her most recent recognitions and awards are as follows:

  • Recipient of the 2015 Women of Empowerment Award (the WOEM)

  • Recipient of the 2015 Peach Theatre Award

  • Named "Writer to Watch" in 2015 by Marsha Wright

  • Named "Fresh Writer" in 2015 by Niume

  • Recipient of the 2016 Peach Theatre Award

Listen to my Gospel 360 BackStage interview with Liz Black, 2012 & 2104 Stellar award nominee for “Radio Personality of the Year” and 2013 nominee for the “Reach Award.”

Liz Black Interview - Betty Stephen
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