Friday, December 16, 2011

Interview with Beverly Stowe McClure for Tumbleweed Christmas

Tune in today at @2pm est to hear author Beveryl Stowe McClure talk about her book, Tumbleweed Christmas.

Tumbleweed Christmas

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC (August 28, 2011)  
  • ISBN-10: 0983274045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983274049

  • Bio:


    When Beverly was a kid she hated to read. Even though her eighth grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to the National High School Poetry Association, and it was published in Young America Sings, an anthology of Texas high school poetry, she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with the written word, she attended Midwestern University where she read too many books to count, graduated, and became a teacher, which meant more reading. As she read to her students and they read to her, she made an amazing discovery. Reading was fun.
    She also started writing. To her surprise many of her articles were published in leading children’s magazines, such as Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Ladybug, and Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. One of her articles was published in a PreK-K Scott Foresman anthology. She also has five novels for teens and two books for young readers published, along with a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul.
    Beverly has three sons and a bunch of grandkids. She and her husband live in the country where deer, skunks, and armadillos stop by for a visit. She writes most every day and usually has a book in one hand, with the vacuum, mop, skillet, or other household items in the other.

    Tumbleweed Christmas is Beverly’s latest release. Visit her online at:
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    Christmas is the time for miracles, but sometimes, a child must make her own miracle, and one for her siblings.


    Tumbleweed Christmas is a touching story about what the spirit of christmas is truly about.

    Like most children, Jackie believed in miracles. Her mother had told her that Christmas was the season for miracles and that anything could happen. The problem was, that belief was going to be tested. Jackie's father was sick and in the hospital. They didn't have a lot of money for extra things, even a tree to light up their home. Jackie felt compelled to help everyone, but she only had a dollar to do it, which wasn't much money to do much of anything. But will she find a way to put smiles on her families faces despite the lack of funds?

    This is a delightful 24 page book which shows the reader about selflessness. Many parent's give up much to make things work when they don't have a lot of money, and being creative is certainly a key in such situations. Jackie gave up what was dear to her the most to be able to give gifts to her family so they had something to open on Christmas day. In many ways, gift giving has gone out of control. The most expensive items are not necessarily the best. Sometimes it's the handmade items or drawings that come from the heart that are truly memorable. A gift from the heart is what truly matters most, and it doesn't have to be much. Children and parent's alike will enjoy this story because it touches upon one of the best gifts in the world that we can give--LOVE!


    1. What a lovely review, Renee. I hope all your readers enjoy Christmas this year and look at the miracles around them. Thank you for hosting me today. I'm looking forward to our chat this afternoon. Have a nice day.

    2. Thanks for hosting Beverly today. I'm glad you enjoyed this sweet tale of a Christmas miracle.

      Bev will be participating in Pump Up Your Book's Facebook party later today, where she'll be giving away an angel tree ornament. Details are at Hope to see you there.

      Wishing you and your readers a wonderful holiday season,


    3. Thanks so much, Cheryl and Beverly for stopping by. Good luck on the tour, Bev. Your book will delight children during the holidays.

    4. I enjoyed the interview, Rene. You asked great questions. Thanks for having me on your show. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    5. I'm sorry I missed the blogtalkradio show. Will I be able to access it in the archives?

    6. Yes, you can check it out at
      Your welcome, Bev, and thanks for stopping by Susanne.

    7. I enjoyed this book thanks for your review

      ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    8. Thanks Susanne and Apple Blossom for stopping by.