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Thirteen-year-old Erik Burks’ life is falling apart. When he discovers a lace
bra in the glove compartment of his dad’s car, his mom leaves his father and
drags Erik from being king of the hill in Texas to the bottom of the pits in
South Carolina. No Dad, no baseball, no friends, just Starry Knight (a girl who
reads minds) and her equally weird brother, Stormy, the twins that live down the



“Families splitting apart.

Friends coming together.

And a pair of ghosts who need some serious help from the living.
Yup! That’s the makings of a terrific tween book! Once again, Beverly Stowe McClure has worked her magic and written a winner of a ghost story. Only, it’s much more than a ghost story. It’s also about Erik Burks learning what is truly important in life with the help of a pair of adventurous twins, Stormy and Starry Knight. (Love their names!)” Darby Karchut, Author of the Griffin Series and Finn Finnegan Series
What a great tween adventure! This book has everything for kids who like action, mystery, pirates, and ghosts. Beverly Stowe McClure very cleverly intersperses real piratical and nautical facts between her fictionalized account of the feud between (historical figures) Major Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach aka Blackbeard. Danger abounds when Erik and his friends board the pirate ghost ship and set sail on their quest to resolve the ghosts’ issues. Magic and mayhem keep the action going, without being too scary. I liked the author’s handling of Erik’s inner turmoil, his confusion over his father’s behavior, and his longing for his life and friends back in Texas. A subtle theme is how children deal with parental break-ups. The author creates a lovely character in Erik, which kids will relate to very well. Very enjoyable. Recommended. Reviewed by Fiona Ingram for Readers’ Favorite.


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I’ll be signing STAR OF THE TEAM and several of my other books in January, 2015.

Where: Hastings Book, Music, and Videos

2805 Southwest Pkwy

Wichita Falls, TX

Phone: 940-696-8029

Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Stop by and say “Hi” if you’re in the area.





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Listen to the Ghost

A ghost who doesn’t want to be a ghost.
A girl who wants to forget her ex-boyfriend with the lying lips.
A one-hundred-year-old neighbor who talks in riddles.
A handsome sax player who changes everything.


All Jade Dalton wants to do is show her paintings at Charleston, South Carolina’s annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, forget her ex-boyfriend and his lying lips, and prove she’s as perfect as her brother, David, though she knows that last is impossible. So how does she end up with a mischievous ghost who doesn’t want to be a ghost, a gorgeous musician who changes her opinion about guys, and a one-hundred-year old neighbor who talks in riddles?
Available in trade paperback at Twilight Times Books and Amazon

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