Welcome!

 
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.
God bless.   
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Coming soon! A FAMILY FOR LEONA, a MG story about the Orphan Trains, based loosely on my mother’s life. Waiting for a cover. This book is special to me. More about it soon. I also have a blog for this story that give information about the Orphan Trains. Take a look here.
I’ve started adding snippets of reviews to my Books Page. Many more to add.
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My back-to-school giveaway ends Friday, August 28. Don’t miss out. You can win a paperback copy of FRANKIE’S PERFECT HOME, picture book for children 4-8, or a paperback copy of WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT, a mystery for ages 6-9. I’m also giving away an eBook copy of my middle grade/tween novel, I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE. It’s easy to enter. Just leave a comment below telling me which book you’d like and the winners will be announced on Monday, August 31. To see more hop over to my blog. Good luck.
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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
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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 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.
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Check out the video page for some cool videos of my books. I didn’t make them. Blazing Trailers, now Castlelane did.
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Enjoy.
 Thank you for stopping by.

14 responses to “Welcome!

  1. 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 :)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

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

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