Monday, December 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL STAR OF THE TEAM

The New Year, 2014, will soon arrive and not too soon for me. The old year was not a good one in many ways. I'm ready for a change. The beginning, with the publication of my MG novel looks promising. I proudly show you the lovely cover, by Illustrator Aidana WillowRaven.

 
Publisher: 4 RV Publishing
 
Blurb:
A girl.
A dream.
An accident.
A dream shattered.
Ten-year-old Kate Taylor dreams of being the star of her basketball team, Angels. When Kate’s tooth is knocked out at one of the games, and her mother, who is also her coach, says she can’t play until the tooth the dentist replants heals, Kate’s dreams are in jeopardy. Add Emily, the new girl at school who claims she’s the best, and Kate faces a challenge to prove that she is the star.
Will Kate succeed? Or will Emily ruin Kate’s plans?

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Short summary:

Ten-year-old Kate Taylor wants to be the star of her basketball team, Angels, but when her tooth is knocked out at one of the games, her goal is in jeopardy. Even though the dentist replants the tooth, her mother, who is also her coach, refuses to let Kate play unless she can come up with a way to protect the tooth.

With the encouragement of her friends and teammates, Kate tries everything. She asks her sister, Zoe, how her boyfriend, Ray, protects his teeth when playing football. Zoe is clueless. Kate wears her friend Simon’s catcher’s mask to practice, but it’s too big and blocks her view of the goal. Kate stuffs cotton balls in her mouth and thinks she’s swallowed one. Nothing works.

To add to Kate’s problems, Emily, the new girl at River Bend Elementary, is great at basketball. Kate worries Emily will be the star of the team. On top of that, Simon, the school brain, as well as klutz, says he plans to join the Angels, even though boys are not allowed.

In the final game of the season, Kate faces a decision that will not only decide who wins the game, but whether she’s star of the team or not.

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Watch for the release of the book sometimes in January. I'll post buy links as soon as I have them.
I'll keep you updated on my sites:

http://www.facebook.com/beverlysmcclure
https://twitter.com/beverlymcclure
http://goodreads.com/author/show/11462.Beverly_Stowe_McClure
http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com

Author's Bio:

Beverly Stowe McClure is the author of picture books, early readers, middle grade and teen novels. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, both national and North Texas. A fourth generation Texan, she lives in the country with two cats, and a variety of wild critters.



HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
 
May all your dreams and hopes come true in 2014.



20 comments:

  1. Hi Beverly. Seems like she has lots of obstacles to overcome. . . but she keeps trying! I'm sure she will prevail in the end. Congratulations on the publishing of your new book.

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  2. Thanks, Janet. She never gives up, and she learns a lot by the end of the story. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Congratulations on your new release, Bev. How exciting. I hope 2014 is wonderful for you.

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  4. Thank you, Cheryl. 2013 was a bad year. I think 2014 will be better.

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  5. Hi, Beverly. CONGRATS on your upcoming book release. Aidana WillowRaven did a really nice job on the cover. Thanks for sharing the summary. I look forward to reading Star Of The Team.

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  6. Thanks, Susanne. Aidana's artwaork is always right on. I hope you enjoy the story.

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  7. What a cute premise but with plenty of room for conflict and lessons learned. The cover is perfect for that. Congrats, Beverly! Have a peaceful New Year. :)

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  8. Great cover, Beverly! Enjoy the new year! :-)

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  9. I didn't know you had another book coming out. Congrats!

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  10. Congratulations on your upcoming book!

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  11. Thank you, Lexa. Yes, Kate and the other girls learn a lesson or two about friendship. A wonderful and happy new year to you, as well.

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  12. Star was due out last June, Kelly, but there was a delay. Finally, the time has arrived. Thanks.

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  13. Thank you, Alex. I've been waiting awhile on this one. Now I can celebrate. Happy New Year.

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  14. Hi and Happy New Year! MG girls are often eager to read a sporty book, so this one should hit the spot.

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  15. 2014 is shaping up to be a terrific year for you! Congratulations!

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  16. I hope girls enjoy the book Catherine. With sports it's hard to know. Happy New Year to you and best of luck with your latest novel.

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  17. Yes, Darby, 2014 is looking pretty good so far. Thanks. You're also on a roll with new books soon. Lots of good reading this year. :)

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  18. Looking forward to adding to my Beverly shelf! I always enjoy your books so and my favorite seems to change with each new release. Can't wait for this one, keep us posted.

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  19. Looking forward to adding to my Beverly shelf! I always enjoy your books so and my favorite seems to change with each new release. Can't wait for this one, keep us posted.

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  20. You made my day, Nancy. Thanks for your kind words. I surely will keep you updated.

    How are you? Hope 2014 brings you happiness and dreams come true.

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