I’m pleased to welcome children’s author Beverly Stowe McClure on my blog today. A self-proclaimed non-reader as a child, she nevertheless attended college and read hundreds of books! While teaching school and reading to her students, she discovered that reading is fun! She also started to write and was surprised that her stories and articles were published in leading children’s magazines. She is the author of four novels for teens.
Katie: Your tween/young adult contemporary story is entitled “Just Breeze.” Can you please give us a synopsis of this book?
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Katie: After discovering that you loved to read, what prompted you to begin to write?
Katie: What prompted you to write children’s stories specifically?
Katie: Are you traditionally published? If so, what led you to your current publishing house?
Just Breeze, my latest novel for tweens or middle-grade readers is 4 RV Publishing, another traditional publisher. I heard about them at the Muse Conference and also noticed other children’s books they had published, such as Bubba and Giganto: Odds Against Us, that I reviewed. I really liked their books so sent them a query and now Breeze is out.
Katie: Do you have an agent? Why or why not?
Katie: Breeze sounds like my kind of gal. What prompted you to create this character?
Katie: What is a “typical” writing day like for you?
Afternoons are spent on promo: calling to book signings, typing media releases or brochures to mail, answering mail, blogging, and stuff like that. Saturdays are catch up days. I might work on a synopsis or character profiles, but mostly promo and keeping track of expenses and sales for the IRS. It never ends, but one day I will catch up.
Katie: For words of advice would you have for other writers who want to write for children?
Beverly: Thank you, Katie, for hosting me.