Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure Middle Grade-*The Writing Life: Up’s & Down’s of Writing*

Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure

For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night, without telling her goodbye. On the night, she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?

          Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, soon sail to the island, where she and Cam renew their friendship. But danger lurks; a legend comes to life; and Breeze finds herself in the middle of a battle that can have one winner.

JUST BREEZE is available on Amazon.

 

 Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure

 

UPS, DOWNS, AND THE PERKS OF THE WRITING LIFE AND WHY I DO IT

BEVERLY STOWE McCLURE

 

This is a great subject, Juneta, because most everyone, if not all, in the business experience the highs and lows, and perhaps wonder why they do it.

First, let’s look at the UPS. For me, the UPS are when I get a contract for the story I’ve written, rewritten, and rewritten for months and even years, so many times that I’ve lost count. Then, when that story is published, and I hold the book in my sweaty little hands, the tears I shed through rough draft, revisions, edits, edits, edits, and at last publication are forgotten.

And, when a kind reader writes the first review for the book, and it’s a really good one, I’m floating on the stars. Also, when readers buy the story and tell me how much they enjoyed it, I’ve achieved my goal. I am an author.

Next are the DOWNS. I’ve had a few. A “no thank” you from a publisher I’ve sent my manuscript to is disappointing. I, of course, think the story is perfect. I do appreciate a publisher that explains why they aren’t interested in the manuscript, what specific problems they find in the story.

It’s also disappointing when my novels do not sell. When I get my royalty statement, and it might buy a loaf of bread, I silently thank the two people who bought it and decide I’d better get busy with more promotion.

And aw, the PERKS OF THE WRITING LIFE. This is an easy one. Authors are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’ve made many new friends, mostly over the Internet. The writers I know are quick to help with any problem I have when I need a critique, or advice, or a friendly ear to listen to my complaints. They even read my books.

Last of all, but not the least, WHY I DO IT. Years ago, I never dreamed I’d one day be a writer. I wasn’t even crazy about reading. So, why did I become a teacher and then a writer? That’s a long story I’ll tell you someday. But now, I write stories for children and teens because I love them and I want to reach out and show them, in my own simple way, that whatever they’re facing in their lives they can overcome. No, I’m not trying to teach them or preach to them, but to show them they are not alone, and there is help to get them through those young years.

Thank you for listening to me ramble. You’re the best.

Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure
Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure You’re never too young to begin reading and it’s always fun to find a delightful story
that you can follow. Today author Beverly Stowe McClure stops by as part of her PRINCESS BREEZE Blog Tour through MC Book Tours.
As part of the celebration you can enter the tour-wide giveaway (courtesy of the author) for one of two paperback copies of the book (U.S. only) being given away. Please see the end of the post for more details.
◊PRINCESS BREEZE
◊ By Beverly Stowe McClure
◊ Series: Breeze
(Book 2)
◊ Paperback: 236
pages
◊ Publisher: 4RV
Young Adult (June 11, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10:
1940310555
◊ ISBN-13:
978-1940310558
For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night, without telling her goodbye. On the night, she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?
          Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, soon sail to the island, where she and Cam renew their friendship. But danger lurks; a legend comes to life; and Breeze finds herself in the middle of a battle that can have one winner.
Princess Breeze by Beverly Stowe McClure

PRINCESS BREEZE is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and 4RV Publishing

 

Most of the time, you’ll find Award-Winning Author Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she’s snapping pictures of wildlife, flowers, and clouds. She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax she
plays the piano. Her fur babies don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.
Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.
For more on Beverly and her writing visit her at her:
The first book in the series is JUST BREEZE.
◊ Paperback: 196 pages
◊ Publisher: 4RV
Publishing LLC (August 31, 2009)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10:
0984070826
◊ ISBN-13:
978-0984070824
Eighth grade starts out the same as every other year for Breeze Brannigan. She’s still the tallest student, boy or girl, in her class, wears shoes that would fit an elephant, and her smile reveals dazzling braces that blind everyone within ten feet. Then she meets Cam, the new boy in school who speaks with an accent and must be from another planet, for none of the earthling boys she knows are so polite. He also has a secret, a secret that could mean life or death for Cam and his mother and that Breeze must help him keep.
JUST BREEZE is available on Amazon.
Thanks for stopping by today during Beverly’s visit. Do you enjoy finding books to
share with youngsters in your life?
This is a tour-wide giveaway (courtesy of the author) for one of two paperback copies of the book (U.S. only). The giveaway ends at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 25.
To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below (if it shows up) and follow the
instructions. If the widget doesn’t appear, just click HERE and it will take you to the Rafflecopter page where you can enter. Be sure to make a comment here before clicking on the link above.

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