Betty LaVelle, author of Butterflies, Scarabs and Secrets (2014) is expanding her writing to include poetry. Several of her new poems will be published in local and national journals and books during the next few months. “Resurrection ” (her companion poem to “Captive”) is included in You Belong 2015, an anthology of writings and art of Longmont area residents, which will be published April 1, 2015 and released April 13. Betty will be available for book signings at an author’s open house, April 18, 1-3:30 p.m., at the Longmont Public Library. During the last week of May, Betty will be in northeast Nebraska doing research and interviews for her new book, Don’t Tell Mary. On May 28, she will promote and sign her book, Butterflies, Scarabs and Secrets at the Hastings Book Store in Norfolk, Nebraska.