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Bev’s Bio

Bev in eighth grade

Bev in eighth grade

When Beverly was in eighth grade her teacher sent her poem “Stars” to the National High School Poety Association, and she was soon a published writer in Young America Sings, an anthology of Texas high school poetry. Forty years later, she sent an article on fire safety in the home to Happiness magazine, and it was published. In between she went to high school, played clarinet in the band, was a majorette, and graduated. Then she got married had three sons (one an angel in heaven), and attended Midwestern State University. She graduated cum laude with a teaching certificate and had a fourth son. She taught children in elementary school for twenty-two years. Writing was the farthest thing from her mind.

She lives in the country, where deer sometimes drink from the pond, skunks prowl the yard for leftover dog food, armadillos dig for bugs, and a roadrunner peeks in the glass doors to see what’s happening. Beverly enjoys long walks, photographing birds, deer, clouds, and just about anything. She plays the piano, talks to her cats, and researches her ancestors. She teaches a woman’s Sunday school class. And she writes most every day.

She misses her husband of 56 years.

The farmer boy who moved to the city

And met the girl who was oh so pretty.

The orphan girl who rode the train from Brooklyn.

And fell in love with the boy who was so good lookin.

Henry Audra Stowe and Leona (Lorena) Adele Chapter Young Stowe

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Here’s the poem that started my career, though I didn’t know it at the time.

STARS

I often lie awake at night

Watching stars that are so bright.

They sparkle and twinkle in the cool night air

And look like ladies with lovely golden hair.

You see the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper too,

Away up there in the deep dark blue.

But then come the morning rays of light,

And all the stars are gone until the night.

The End

Stars

 

7 responses to “Bev’s Bio

  1. Beverly

    December 20, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for stopping by, TBM. If you ever make it to Texas, let me know. I’ll give you a big Texas Howdy. :) It has it’s good points and its bad, like most places, I suppose, but I’ve never lived anywhere else.

     
  2. TBM

    December 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Very nice meeting you. I haven’t been to Texas yet, but it’s on my list. Sounds like a wonderful place to live.

     
  3. Beverly McClure

    October 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks, Marsha. I love butterflies and took this picture two or three years ago when the monarchs passed through on their way south. We’re on their flight pattern.

    LOL. You sound like me. I visit so many blogs I can’t remember which ones I comment on. I figure it never hurts to comment more than once. :)

    You know, I’ve noticed that home and welcome are the same but don’t have a clue how to change it. Guess I should check it out, huh? Adding that to my “to do” list. Thanks for the reminder. That’s another of those things easily forgotten.

    Yes, children have always been my audience. I started writing magazine articles for kids, then went to books. Mostly now I write for MG and YA.

    Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy “talking” with you.

     
  4. marsha4852

    October 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I think I used this same theme, or something very similar for one of my blogs for an English Comp class last year. I like how you have the picture at the top.

    I forgot that you commented on my blog and couldn’t remember if I visited yours already.

    Did you realize that your ‘home’ and ‘welcome’ tabs contain the same exact things? I think if they aren’t going to be different you only need one of them.

    Did you always write for children (when you began writing-that is) or did you always do a bit of both? And…

    God bless you back.

     
  5. Katherine Boyer

    September 5, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I received your books, but need an email address to send reviews to.

     
  6. Beverly

    July 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for your kind words, Billy. It’s so nice seeing you too. The library is a wonderful place to work. I’ll be back. :)

     
  7. Billy Whitis

    July 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Enjoyed seeing you today at the Tom Burnet Library I didn’t know you had books with us I will look for them. Thanks for the copy of Frankies perfect home I look forward to children checking it out and at that point I can tell Parents that I knew the Author first when she taught at Bradford.

     

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