Thank you for visiting my Web site. I’m Beverly Stowe McClure, reader, writer, and former teacher. I’m also affectionately known as the “Bug Lady” because I save butterflies, moths, walking sticks and praying mantis from my cats. My site is constantly under construction, so come back often. Stay for a while and let’s talk about books and writing and pets and anything else that grabs your fancy. Leave comments or questions and I’ll get back to you. You can also email me at Beverlysmcclure (at) aol (.) com.  Also, check out my other blog where I post reviews and tours and all sorts of fun stuff. The Story of a Writer.
Enjoy your stay.
God bless.   
The A to Z Challenge has ended. It was great fun. You can read my reflections here.
WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT, a fun mystery for readers 6-9, is now available
If you have a chance, stop by and take a look.
Weird Noises in the Night
What’s a girl to do when her dreams of being the star of the team are in jeopardy?
 MG/Tween novel
  Sometimes a boy just needs a place to get away,
  like a doghouse.
  MG/Tween novel
 When a girl that rides a horse and plays classical music meets a boy that rides a Harley and writes country    ballads get together to rescue her father who has been kidnapped, they make an amazing discovery, one that can make man’s fondest dreams come true, or man’s worst nightmare.
 YA contemporary mystery/romance
To see more of my work, click on Books on the side. You can also go to my blog for my tween books at Just Breeze’s blog.
Also, if you’d like to meet the characters from my YA novels, hop on over to Rebel’s blog where she’ll introduce you to Jennifer, Jade, and Myra and let you in on their secrets.
And last, but not least, please visit Lizzie’s War to read about my YA historical novel Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines. I have a lot to add to it and will bring the blog up to date soon. We love comments, too, and will reply.
Check out the video page for some cool videos of my books. I didn’t make them. Blazing Trailers, now Castlelane did.
 Thank you for stopping by.


43 responses to “Welcome!

  1. moondustwriter

    April 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    One thing I love about A to Z is the people you meet along the letter path. Best to you as you write for children and many blessings along that path!

    • Beverly

      April 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Me too, moondustwriter. I’ve met so many wonderful people this week and hope to meet even more. Nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind words and for following me.

  2. Shawn Simon

    February 24, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Review for Star of the Team:

    Kate Taylor was the star of her basketball team at River Bend Elementary school last year, and she was hoping to be that again this year. Then, she met Emily. Her nemesis. Emily was not only a great ball player, she was also kind of rude. But, Kate wasn’t too worried; she knew she could play better than Emily. Then Kate got hit in the face, and broke a tooth. She was so afraid she wouldn’t be able to play any more of the games that season, and then Emily would be the new star of the team. What was Kate going to do to be able to play basketball? She just had to be the star player!

    Star of the Team, by Beverly Stowe McClure, is an inspiring book for middle grade readers everywhere. Even as a grown-up, I enjoyed the characters and story. I work with kids this age and will be recommending the book. The concepts of patience, teamwork, and sportsmanship are reinforced. At the age of these characters, kids are often all about the win and lose sight of what’s really important- working together as a team. Beverly does a fantastic job portraying these concepts through creative characters who come across as typical 11 year olds. The descriptive writing is wonderful, with lines such as, “For a split second a powerful temptation to tell Emily to move again and make everybody happy teased the tip of Kate’s tongue.”

    The book is humorous, as well. The characters come to life as funny, real 5th grade girls. I loved the line, “The pass sailed as wild as Bobby’s pitch. If Winnie hadn’t ducked, she’d have a new part in her hair.” Readers will grow to care about these girls and their plights and will enjoy being on the journey with them. There are great lessons to be learned in The Star of the Team. I highly recommend it!

    ~ Shawn Simon, Author: Stepping into a New Role, Stories from Stepmoms

    • Beverly

      February 24, 2015 at 7:10 am

      Thank you, thank you, Shawn, for a wonderful review. I’m so happy you enjoyed the book and hope the kids you work with will enjoy it too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a great day.

  3. stephie5741

    January 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    YAY! That’s awesome. And I love the title and cover of your book. There’s something very haunting about it.

    • Beverly

      January 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you, stephie. I’m glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. clarbojahn

    January 17, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Thanks so much for following me and bringing yourself to my attention. Congrats on your books, They all look scrumptious. :)

    I have heard good things about Willow Raven your illustrator, too. Lucky you! :)

    • Beverly

      January 17, 2015 at 8:21 am

      It’s my pleasure to meet you. Thanks. I enjoy writing. Yes, she is a great artist and has illustrated three of my books with 4RV Publishing. She’s doing the next book, due out sometimes this year. Haven’t seen the cover yet. Have a lovely weekend.

  5. tammy theriault

    January 13, 2015 at 12:44 am

    you are so great sharing all the wealth of the goodies!!

    • Beverly

      January 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Hi, Tammy. Thank you for stopping by. I don’t know about “wealth” but I enjoy sharing about the writing world. :)

  6. Vanessa Morgan

    December 31, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Happy New Year’s Eve. Wishing you all the best.

    • Beverly

      December 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Hi, Vanessa. Thank you. Happy New Year to you. May 2015 bring you happiness and may all your dreams come true.

  7. Harlan Gamet

    December 16, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Beverly

      December 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Harlan. So nice to “meet” you. I appreciate you stopping by.

  8. Dorsey Stovel

    December 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Beverly

      December 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Dorsey. Thank you for stopping by. Nice to “meet” you.

  9. Lori L MacLaughlin

    November 5, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for following my blog! I love the title of your book, Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines. Very intriguing. I’m looking forward to checking out your other blogs.

    • Beverly

      November 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      You’re welcome, Lori. Thanks. I need to catch up on this blog. Thanks for following me.

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    October 18, 2014 at 7:28 am

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    Thank you for sharing!

    • Beverly

      October 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, toyota weston. I hope your friend enjoys the read.

  11. 4 piece parrot

    October 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
    you happen to be a great author. I will make sure to bookmark your blog
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    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts,
    have a nice weekend!

    • Beverly

      October 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you, 4 piece parrot. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. A nice week to you as well.

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    • Beverly

      October 8, 2014 at 11:41 am

      A lovely story, maybe not so much for your daughter. Thanks for the laugh. You made my day.


    October 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said
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  14. Lasonya Z. Coroniti

    October 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Superb blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m
    a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting
    with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused ..

    Any tips? Many thanks!

    • Beverly

      October 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Hi, Lasonya. Thanks for stopping by. It’s wonderful that you’re a writer. Best of luck to you.
      Yes, there are a lot of decisions to make. I have two free blogs, this one and also Blogspot. They’re working okay for me. If you don’t mind spending the money there are good website hosts too. I do have a domain name with GoDaddy, but have never made a website there. I don’t know what their fees are. Some of my friends use Weebly. There are a lot of different places you can check on. Free is probably good at first then you can see. Let me know how it goes. :)

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    • Beverly

      October 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Hi, cost of hurricane shutters. Thanks for stopping by. At the top of the page you see my name then Follow and Like. To follow this blog just click on the word “Follow” and you’ll receive posts. If that doesn’t work, please let me know. Have a lovely weekend.

  16. Pamala F. Rviz

    September 25, 2014 at 3:19 am

    You can certainly see your expertise within the work you write.
    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who
    aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

    • Beverly

      September 26, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you, Pamela. I do try to follow my heart. :)

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    August 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I found this both entertaining and en thrilling..i am a big fan of Indian Comics have you consider writing about it.

    • Beverly

      August 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you, miranalini. No I haven’t thought about writing an Indian Comics. In fact I’ve never heard of them. Will have to take a look. Have a nice day.

  18. Janet K Brown (@janetkbrowntx)

    July 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I’m sure looking forward to reading “Star of the Team.” Hope it comes out soon.

    • Beverly

      July 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      So am I, Janet. So am I. Soon would be good. :)

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    • Beverly

      June 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Mmm. I haven’t a clue what you’re talking about.

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    May 30, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Wow you are busy. Wonderful and best of luck

    • Beverly

      May 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Thank you, TBM. Yes, staying busy keeps me out of trouble. :)


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