Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Book Tackles Bullying in a Positive Way

Dancing Lemur Press/Freedom Fox Press is proud to announce its latest release!

And since Beverly will be unable to do any physical events to promote the book this month, we are in need of assistance. If you can post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc., please help her out. This is an incredibly tough time for an author’s book to come out and I know this community will rally and support Beverly.

Gabe’s Guardian Angel

Gabe never asked for an angel…

Gabe Montana’s clumsy. He’s overweight, and he’s dyslexic. Worse yet, the bullies make his fifteen-year-old life even more miserable—so miserable he wants to die.

Charley, his guardian angel, says no to that idea, and comes up with a different plan. He’ll give Gabe self-confidence so he can solve his problems, not run away from them. But Gabe wonders why the angel doesn’t just help with the bullies. What’s with this self-confidence stuff?

Can Charley help Gabe stand on his own two feet? Will Gabe give up hope life can improve for him? Or will he finally listen to the angel’s advice?

$15.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 216 pages
Fiction – Young Adult: Boys & Men / Loners & Outcasts / Bullying
Print ISBN 9781939844668 eBook ISBN 9781939844675
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

“An important read for young adults and their families.” - Donna McDine, multi-award winning author of stories for children

“It takes a tough subject and handles it in a positive, uplifting way. A must read for teens and tweens.” – Sandra Cox, author

“Gabe’s Guardian Angel is a good read for any youngster who has ever felt isolated and bullied.”– L.G. Keltner, author

Most of the time, you’ll find Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she’s snapping pictures of wildlife, flowers and clouds. She’s sometimes known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why.

Find Gabe’s Guardian Angel at B&N / Amazon / iTunes / Kobo / Goodreads / Dancing Lemur Press LLC (Lots of cool free swag when you order direct!)

As the release date for Voyagers: The Third Ghost approaches, DLP is seeking tour hosts for the IWSG anthology. 

If you are willing to do a shout-out, an interview, or accept a guest post from the authors, please let me know.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group and Office Photos

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Today’s question: Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?

With the exception of the book I’m working on now, my fiction books were written so long ago, I really don’t remember. I probably had characters opening gifts on Christmas Eve instead of all on Christmas Day, which is what my family always did. (My husband thought that was so weird! So, we compromised, and we open one gift each on Christmas Eve now.)

The one “custom” I remember is thanks to one of our foster daughters. She read my first book and then commented on the scene where a character rinses off the top of a soda can before opening it. She said she’d never seen anyone but us do that. But we always rinse can tops before opening after reading a story where a woman was poisoned and died after drinking a soda that a rat had peed on. (Yes, disgusting! But now you know why we wash off the tops of ALL cans.)

Are you following the IWSG on Instagram?

How about Dancing Lemur Press, LLC on Instagram?

Jo Ann Mathews, whom I met at the Hampton Roads Writer’s Conference last fall, offered to interview me on her website and that went live last week: Women and Adversity: L. Diane Wolfe - Author, Publisher

Now, encouraged by Chrys Fey, I’m going to share some images from my office.

Most of you know the Minion wall:

I also have them on my window.

And this is where I spend most of my day:

I absolutely love my giant desk and hutch! Two computers, plus there’s a laptop, and yes, I sometimes have all three up and running at the same time. I know how to multi-task.

What do you love about where you work?