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.
Enjoy your stay.
Thursday, May 21, 1863
Dearest Brother Willie,
We went to the cave for the first time today – Mama, Nat, and I. And I hate it! I prefer to risk injury from the hissing, screaming shells in my home than to scurry underground like a scared rabbit. Papa is at the hospital, attending the sick and wounded. We see him so seldom these days. Sometimes I wish he were not a doctor. Then he could stay home with us, where he belongs.
These words from Lizzie’s letter open the beginning of her story in CAVES, CANNONS, AND CRINOLINES, my YA historical novel about the fall of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Vicksburg surrendered July 4, 1863.
How would you like to live in a cave? With my claustrophobia, I’d likely go crazy. Shiver.
If you’re interested in reading more of Lizzie’s story, the book is available as an eBook or Paperback at Amazon
, Barnes and Noble
, and other places where book are sold.
YA Historical Novel
CAVES, CANNONS AND CRINOLINES is the story of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Stamford and her family’s daily struggle to survive a changing way of life during the American Civil War. This is a story of fear, courage, and understanding that people, no matter where they live, have the same needs: love, peace and security.
This novel won the Sharp Writ Book Awards, YA category, won gold in the Children’s Literary Classics Competition, Honor in the Next Generation Indie Awards and Honor in the Eric Hoffer Awards. I’m so happy the book has touched readers.
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.
What’s a girl to do when her dreams of being the star of the team are in jeopardy?
Sometimes a boy just needs a place to get away,
like a doghouse.
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 more 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.