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About Beverly

I'm a former teacher turned writer, with nine novels published for children and teens. More to come in 2014.

Just Breeze

Hi! I’d like to invite you to visit my blog. While there, you’ll also meet Erik, Kate, and Leona, who also have books out or soon will. Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Here’s a little about our books. To learn more, check out Breeze’s blog. Read on: :)

Just Breeze

Eighth grade starts out the same as every other year for Breeze Brannigan. She’s still the tallest student, boy or girl, in her class, wears shoes that would fit an elephant, and her smile reveals dazzling braces that blind everyone within ten feet.

Then she meets Cam, the new boy in school who speaks with an accent and must be from another planet, for none of the earthling boys she knows are so polite. He also has a secret, a secret that could mean life or death for Cam and his mother and that Breeze must help him keep.

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Thirteen-year-old Erik Burks’ life is falling apart. When he discovers a lace bra in the glove compartment of his dad’s car, his mom leaves his father and drags Erik from being king of the hill in Texas to the bottom of the pits in South Carolina. No Dad, no baseball, no friends, just Starry Knight (a girl who reads minds) and her equally weird brother, Stormy, the twins that live down the block.

Just when Erik thinks life can’t get any worse, while hanging out at the beach one evening, he and the twins notice lights radiating from the lighthouse. The only problem is the lighthouse was deactivated years ago. Stranger still, a ship materializes in the moonlit harbor. Curious, the twins and a reluctant Erik investigate and discover the ghost of a blockade runner, a phantom cat, and a pirate who prowls Charleston Harbor, all searching for rest.

A former nonbeliever in the existence of ghosts, Erik cannot deny the proof before him. And he has a revelation: The ghosts may be the answer to his desire to return home. Erik soon makes a deal with the ghosts. He’ll help them find what they’re looking for so their spirits can rest in peace. In return, the ghosts will scare Erik’s mother so she’ll be on the next flight back to Texas. Star thinks his plan stinks, but Erik wants his life back, even at the cost of his mother’s sanity.

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STAR OF THE TEAM

Kate Taylor wants to be the star of her basketball team ANGELS, but when her tooth is knocked out at one of the games, her goal is in jeopardy, unless she can convince her mother, who is also her coach to let her play.

Coming in 2014.

Stay tuned.

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A FAMILY FOR LEONA

A story about an Orphan Train Rider.

Coming in 2014.

More later.

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WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT

The story of three girls that hear weird noises in the night and imagine that all sorts of monsters are in the house. We now have an illustrator for this book. YAY!

Will update soon.

2014 looks like a good year.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Just Breeze - Blog for Tweens

 
 
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