Thank you for visiting my Web site. I’m Beverly Stowe McClure, reader, writer, and former teacher. Most times, you’ll find me at my computer writing words that young voices whisper in my ears. Other times, I’m snapping pictures of wild life, clouds, and flowers, or playing with my cats.  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.   
Do you enjoy “free” books? I do, one reason why I have so many novels on my iPad. I can’t resist a freebie. Well, I have a deal for you. My first published book from way back when, SECRETS I HAVE KEPT, is available at Smashwords for free until the end of July. If you enjoy mysteries and a bit of teen romance, take at look here.
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Blurb: One rainy spring night, on a dark Texas back road, sixteen-year-old Jennifer Barret’s father, Sam, a molecular biologist at Orion Laboratories, is kidnapped. Armed with nothing more than her own courage, a phone number on a candy wrapper, and her loyal dog, Chopin, she begins a desperate attempt to rescue him. On the way to her neighbor Mitch Pearson’s house for help, Jen meets Casey Christopher, a runaway on a quest of his own-to find his father who walked out on Casey and his mother thirteen years earlier. As they attempt to piece together the clues that keep turning up in unusual places, a chilling secret is revealed.


Good news! Celebrate with me. A FAMILY FOR LEONA Orphan Train Rider is now available.
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Tween/Teen historical fiction.
Have you read about the Orphan Trains? If so, you know how the stories will touch your heart. If not, I’m happy to add my Orphan Train story to the list. It is loosely based on my mother’s life. She was an Orphan Train Rider.
More good news! I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE, my MG novel for ages 9-12 is on sale for .99 cents.
You can purchase the ebook at Amazon , I books , Kobo , MuseItUpPublishing.
And … the print edition will be out this fall/winter, just in time for Christmas gifts for young readers in your family or children you know.
And how about one for your school library or classroom.
Erik and Accident thank you. I thank you too.
perf6.000x9.000.inddNo Love in the Garden of Eden

Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother’s criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can’t deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden’s not sure what the word love means.

Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden’s world, and she begins to have faith in herself. Perhaps she can do something right, after all.

Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?


I’m happy to announce that Under a Purple Moon was awarded a silver medal in the Children’s Literary Classics Awards, teen category. Thank you for letting me share my news with you.



Some really nice reviews are coming in. Here are a few snippets.

Under a Purple Moon is a book about friendship, and in particular, about one young girl who comes to accept her own self-worth. Author Beverly Stowe McClure has done a splendid job depicting the wide and varied range of emotions experienced by Eden and her friends. Under a Purple Moon is a book which young readers will find to be very relatable.
Children’s Literary Classics


McClure’s story makes you feel for each of these kids, and you pull for them as they struggle to make their lives whole. Many teen readers will connect with these characters and how they create a family for themselves. C. Lee McKenzie


This is an exceptionally well-written book, filled with painful truths about growing up, but also the joys of young love, anticipation, and the excitement of conquering new challenges. I loved the writing style, enjoyed the deep characterizations, and felt the ending was believable and satisfying. The author did a great job, and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Highly recommended! Laura



“This book shows the mental psyche of teenagers with deep emotions.
McClure shows that ‘family’ doesn’t have to mean blood, it means love.”
See the whole review at Lit Pick.
The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and most other stores.
Please bear with me for a few days. I’m redoing this site and am so un-tech-savvy I’ve deleted stuff I did not intend to. One day, I hope to have everything back in order, much easier to read. Thanks for your patience.
 To see more of my work, click on Books for Teens on the side. I’ll be adding MG/Tween books too, along with anthologies. You can also go to my blog for my tween books at Just Breeze’s blog.
 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 Eden, Jennifer, Jade, and Myra and let you in on their secrets.
 And last, but not least, please visit Lizzie’s War to read more about 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. I love comments too and will reply.

10 responses to “Welcome!

  1. Janet K Brown

    Boy, that new book sounds super, but that doesn’t surprise me. You’re an excellent writer. Good luck.

  2. Hello, Beverly, thank you for visiting my blog. Your book, above, sounds fascinating, great subject – I have many friends who are children’s and YA authors, having done a ‘Writing for Young People’ MA in 2007.

    • Hi, Liz. Sorry I’m so late in replying. Thank you for stopping by. Life’s been hectic lately, the good kind of hectic, and I haven’t kept up to date with my blogs. Working on that now. A MA in Writing for Young People sounds interesting. Children’s and YA authors are the best. They’re so friendly and helpful. Happy to meet you.

  3. Janet K Brown (@janetkbrowntx)

    I love the cover of the new book. Big time congrats on that, Beverly. You’re prolific. Go, girlfriend.

    • Thank you, Janet. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a purple cover before, but it fits the story just right. This story was many years in the making. Lots of changes.
      I’m reworking this blog and hope it will be easier to read soon.

  4. Congrats on being published by Chicken Soup. That’s a milestone!

    All the best with the publication of your newest YA novel. You must keep very busy with all your blogs.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciated your comment!

    • Thank you, Allison. I love the Chicken Soup books. They have such inspiring stories. This is my third acceptance. So happy about it. Yes, I have too many blogs and am planning to make some changes this year. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Susan harris

    Just a note…I’m writing a story also. Dream Walkers…should be the title. Anyway…what happens to the Dreamer is this….she wakes saying the name of someone she’s never met. She keeps repeating the name pulling it from the dream world to this….sometimes she has to write it down to remember it if the name keeps surfacing throughout the day …

    • Hi Susan. It’s great that you’re writing a story. The title sounds interesting. Dreams always fascinate me. Intriguing idea. Dreaming about someone with an name I didn’t know would sure make me curious as to how I came up with the name. Good luck to you with your story.

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