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.   
It’s rainy and cold today. And it is December, which means … yes, Christmas will soon be here. For those that do not celebrate Christmas, enjoy whatever holidays are yours. For gift shoppers, I’d like to share some ideas. If you have some of your own, leave them in the comments. Thank you.


For the children and teens in your family, or for friends, how about a stocking filled with books. So nice for those cold, snowy winter days when they can’t get outside to play.

See all of my books at AMAZON. Also, I’d love for you to follow me on Amazon. I’ll do the same for you. Weird, I can’t get this link to work. Will try again later.

If you would like a signed paperback of any of my novels, email me at Beverlysmcclure @aol (dot) come, tell me which books you want, and I’ll be happy to send you information. My gift to you will be free shipping. What a deal, huh? Below are some of my recent titles.


I_Live_in_a_Doghouse Silver

Children’s Literary Classics Silver Winner, For middle-grade readers, 9 to 12.

AMAZON and other places (for some reason this link isn’t working either. I don’t know why.)


A Family for Leona front cover - web promo
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, A FAMILY FOR LEONA, to the list. It is loosely based on my mother’s life. She was an Orphan Train Rider. from New York to Texas.
If you haven’t had a chance to read my latest YA novel, also a Children’s Literary Classics Silver Award winner UNDER A PURPLE MOON, here’s information about it.
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?


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.
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and most other stores.
And last, but not least, Wings ePress is having a fantastic giveaway.
 Go here to see the fabulous books available for free. While there, check the YA category for my SECRETS I HAVE KEPT, YA mystery.
Here’s the link.
Happy Reading!
 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 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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