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I Am NOT a Princess! author Bethany BurtBethany Burt never wanted to be a princess. In fact she grew up a tomboy, in dirty jeans and t-shirts. As a young girl she loved climbing the enormous pine trees that surrounded her childhood home in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and playing lots of sports. She missed the whole princess phenomenon entirely, that was until her daughter Eliza was born.

Eliza entered the world looking like a princess with rich dark hair and enormous brown eyes outlined by long eyelashes. She seemed to love all things princess from day one. As a toddler she often refused to wear anything but her Rapunzel gown, and much to her mom’s chagrin, enjoyed teetering around in precariously high, plastic, fake heels (princess shoes)!

Bethany, a concerned mother, began to worry and wonder about this princess obsession. Would Eliza always insist on princess finery? Would she learn to like to play sports?? Would she pin her hopes for a future on some pathetic unreliable prince???

Happily Eliza, now eight, has outgrown (with some gentle coaching) her princess dresses and shoes. She loves soccer, reading and anything art related.

Bethany Burt is the proud parent of two well-rounded and amazing kids. Her children have always served as inspiration for her stories, which she has written several more of. She has been an advertising, design and marketing specialist for over twenty years and is the owner of Nest Media Company, a marketing firm based in Vero Beach, Florida. Like her daughter she loves to write, draw, paint and bake cookies. 

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