Tumbleweed Christmas by Beverly Stowe McClure

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Join Beverly Stowe McClure, author of the early reader holiday book, Tumbleweed Christmas (4Rv Publishing, August 2011), as she virtually tours the blogosphere from December 5 – 16, 2011 on her second virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!


About Beverly Stowe McClure

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:

Website Address: http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com

Blog Address:  http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com

Twitter URL:  http://twitter.com/beverlymcclure

Facebook URL:  www.facebook.com/beverlysmcclure

About Tumbleweed Christmas 129998692

Christmas is the time for miracles, but sometimes, a child must make her own miracle, and one for her siblings.

Read an excerpt!

Today was Christmas Eve. My house was dark and sad. We had no Christmas tree. Mom said trees cost money. Dad was n the hospital. She did not have any extra money. I saved a dollar from my school lunch money. I was going to surprise her and buy a tree.

I pulled on my coat. I put my baseball cap on my head. I tucked my baseball glove under my arm. My glove went everywhere with me. Dad gave it to me. We used to play ball, before he got sick.

“Where you going, Jackie?” asked April, who was four.

“Where you going?” asked May, who was only three.

“It’s a surprise,” I said.

Read the reviews!

“Tumbleweed Christmas is an early reader that is a fine example to children of how to embrace the true spirit of the holiday when a more traditional way isn’t possible.”

–Amazon reviewer

Giveaways, Contests & Prizes!

In celebration of Beverly Stowe McClure’s Tumbleweed Christmas, she will be appearing at  Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Party on December 16.  More than 50 books, gifts and cash awards will be given away including an angel tree ornament from Beverly!  Visit the official party page here!

Leaving comments on Beverly’s tour stops means more prizes! The person who leaves the most comments at Beverly’s tour stops will win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com. The second place winner will take home an angel tree ornament. See Beverly’s schedule below to see where she’ll be stopping during the month of December. Deadline for comments is 11:59 PM Eastern on December 16th.

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Tumbleweed Christmas Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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Monday, December 5th

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Tuesday, December 6th

Book reviewed at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Wednesday, December 7th

Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

Thursday, December 8th

Book reviewed at Taking Time for Mommy

Book reviewed at One Day at a Time

Guest blogging and book reviewed at The Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 9th

Book reviewed at Booksnatchers

Monday, December 12th

Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Book spotlighted at The Plot

Tuesday, December 13th

Character interviewed at The Plot

Wednesday, December 14th

Guest blogging at Café of Dreams

Thursday, December 15th

Book reviewed at Reading Frenzy

Friday, December 16th

Podcast interview at Stories from Unknown Authors 2 PM EST

Book reviewed at The Crypto-Capers Review

Video book review at YA Books All the Way!

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Beverly Stowe McClure’s TUMBLEWEED CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on December 5 2011 and end on December 16, 2011. UPDATE: This tour is now filled. Thank you!


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Posted on December 12, 2011, in Book Excerpt, Book Synopsis. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thank you for hosting me on my Virtual Book Tour today, Rose. I appreciate your support. I’ll be checking back through the day to answer comments or questions. Have a nice Monday.

  2. What better way to embrace the spirit of the holiday than through the eyes and the heart of a child? Sounds like an instant classic 🙂

  3. Thanks for hosting Beverly today. This is a wonderful book. I hope your readers check it out.

  4. I absolutely love the interview with the angel; it gave me goosebumps thinking of Jackie’s selflessness in wanting to see her sisters happy with some sort of normality in celebrating the holiday. That is one special child. I love the way you portray characters in your books. This is definitely a book that children (and their adults) will want to read over and over.

  5. this was a wonderful book thanks for the highlight

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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