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.

God bless.   


December will soon be over. I hope 2016 has been  a good year for you and 2017 will bring you joy and happiness and your heart’s desire. I’ll be doing pretty much the same things I did in 1026: write. Several new ideas are floating around in my head for new stories. Then there are the three stories I’ve been working on for the past several months. Should keep me busy.

My latest news is my first audio book is now out. Audio books are new for me, but I’m beginning to really like them, especially since my vision is getting worse and worse. Here are the links if you enjoy audio books too.










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.”
See the whole review at Lit Pick.
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and most other stores.
And for young readers who enjoy history, here’s my story vey loosely based on my mother’s life.
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. 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.
 Thank you for stopping by. I love comments too and will answer

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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