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 little 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. Also, my forthcoming MG/Tween novel A FAMILY FOR LEONA, has a blog now and the girls would love to meet you at Leona Orphan Train Rider.
Enjoy your stay.
God bless.   
November has been a really exciting month. So much has happened. November 2nd was my birthday. The publisher of UNDER A PURPLE MOON sent me Unproofed Review copies of the book to send to prospective reviewers. I’ve sent eCopies out for review.
STAR OF THE TEAM won gold in the CLC Awards, and I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE won silver.
And now, I’m excited to show you the cover of the soon-to-be released CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: MY VERY GOOD, VERY BAD CAT book. My story about my cat Tiger is in it. I think the cover is adorable. What do you think?
Chicken Soup My Very Good Cat
Due out February 9, 2016.
It’s here. The gorgeous cover for my forthcoming YA Novel UNDER A PURPLE MOON. I’m over the moon excited.
No 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?

Release date – March 15, 2016

$17.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 270 pages

Freedom Fox Press – Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

Fiction/Young Adult – General (JUV000000) / Girls & Women (JUV014000)

Print ISBN 9781939844132 eBook ISBN 9781939844149

$4.99 EBook available in all formats


Watch for a giveaway at Good Reads starting December 1. I’ll post a reminder


If you see me grinning from ear to ear, here’s the reason why. STAR OF THE TEAM won Gold in the Fiction Preteen Category of the Children’s Literary Classics Awards. And … I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE won Silver in the General Preteen Category. You can see all of the winners at the Literary Classics website.
Star_of_the_Team Gold
I_Live_in_a_Doghouse Silver
 I’ve started adding snippets of reviews to my Books Page. Many more to add.
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 gets together with a boy that rides a Harley and writes country  ballads 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 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.

16 responses to “Welcome!

  1. 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.

  2. I like what you guys are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my web site :)

  3. 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!

    • 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.

  4. 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

    • 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.

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

  6. 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! :)

    • 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.

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

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

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