Thank you for visiting my Web site. I’m Beverly Stowe McClure, reader, writer, dreamer, 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.
The audio book giveaway has ended. The winners are, ta da, Jess and Janet. Congratulations, ladies. The link to pick up your copies has been emailed to you. I hope you enjoy listening to Eden’s story.
A broken girl.
A fractured family.
Silver winner in the Children’s Literary Classics Awards 2016.
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.”
And for young readers who enjoy history, here’s my story vey loosely based on my mother’s life.
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. My mother, rest her soul, was an Orphan Train Rider.
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.