Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cover Reveal for Beverly Stowe McClure's new book

I'm excited to be one of several this week to show off Beverly Stowe McClure's new cover art. I'm loving it. I've read McClure's young adult Life on Hold and recommend it. In that book, she speaks with a teen voice. I'm thinking this new middle grade book will be more of the same excellent writing. McClure knows how to tell a story meant for young people.
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?
 And now, to reveal the gorgeous cover.
Isn't that an exciting cover, so inviting to a reader.
Congratulations, Beverly Stowe McClure
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.
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
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.
Thanks, Beverly, for sharing a peak at the new cover with the followers of this blog. I wish you much success and many blessings from God.


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you for participating in my cover reveal, Janet. Your support is appreciated. I forgot to mention that the talented artist is Aidana WillowRaven. She did a lovely job with the cover.
Have a nice weekend.

Unknown said...

It's an honor to welcome you here, Beverly. For those who check this out, see our discussion about cover art on the 4RV Publishing newsletter blog.

Karin Larson said...

What a terrific cover and awesome story! I can't wait to read it. Well done, Beverly and Aidana!!


Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thanks for stopping by, Karin, and for your kind words. Aidana is amazing. :)

Unknown said...

I sure like that cover, Karin. Simple but to the point. Thanks for commenting.

Karen Cioffi said...

Beverly, your new book sounds like a great kid's read. And, the cover is is a 'grabber!'

Aidana does amazing work - she did the cover for my 4RV book, Walking Through Walls.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you, Karen. Yes, Aidana is super.

I read Walking Through Walls awhile back and loved the story. The artwork added to it, as well.

Unknown said...

I'm eager to read the book. When will it actually be released, Beverly?

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I don't know the release date, Janet. Vivian says in January she'll send it to the printer. She's going over the copy edits now so it should be soon. I'll let you know as soon as I have a date.

Yeah, I'm chewing my fingernails waiting. The publishing world moves slowly. :)

Unknown said...

I so understand.