I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE by Beverly Stowe McClure
Eleven-year-old Nick Cassidy’s stepsister delights in calling him gross names. His half-sister loves for Nick to push her in the stroller, to his embarrassment. What if the guys from school see him? All Nick wants is his father to come back and take him away from this crazy family. Is it any wonder he sometimes lives in the doghouse?
I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE is the story of a boy’s struggles to accept his new family while he longs for the old. When his father finally returns, will Nick’s dreams come true? Or will he discover that memories sometimes are faulty, and it’s best to forget the past and treasure the present?
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Most of the time, you’ll find Beverly in front of her computer, writing the stories little voices whisper in her ear. When she’s not writing, she takes long walks and snaps pictures of clouds, wild flowers, birds and deer. To some of her friends, she is affectionately known as the “Bug Lady” because she rescues butterflies, moths, walking sticks, and praying mantis from her cats.
For twenty-two years Beverly taught children in grades two through five how to read and write. They taught her patience. Now, she teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church. To relax she plays the piano. Her cats don’t appreciate good music and run and hide when she tickles the ivories.
20 thoughts on “I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE ~ Spotlight”
Thank you for spotlighting my story today, Melanie.
I’m happy to answer comments or questions.
Have a great day.
Sounds wonderful, Beverly, & I know you’re a super writer. I need to get this one. Thanks, Melanie, for sharing it with us.
Interesting story !!! 🙂
Thank you, Grace. It’s a fun story, also sad, but with a happy ending. (I guess I gave it away.) 🙂
I’m already rooting for Nick! This sounds like a good take on the step family subject.
It’s always my pleasure to host a fellow 4RV author, Janet. This book of Beverly’s sounds like it will be a wonderful read. I agree with you, she is a super writer.
Thanks Beverly. Love having you here at Celtic Connexions. We always have a good time. I hope I Live In A Doghouse is a huge success. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, Grace, and leaving a comment.
Hi Janet. Thanks for your kind words. I try. This story just came to me, one of those little voices whispering in my ear.
Blended families are always difficult. I was an only child until I was 14. My Dad had died two years earlier and when my mum met my stepdad, he brought an 8 year old son into the family. Took a lot of getting used to… for both of us. I’m looking forward to reading this one, Beverly.
Thank you , Melanie. I appreciate your constant support.
And I bet that voice whispering in your ear started in the middle of the night when you were trying to sleep.
Haha. Don’t they always? 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Susan and supporting Beverly. I can’t wait to read it and like you, I think she’s nailed the step family subject spot on.
You have to answer them. It took a while for Nick to tell me his story. He finally did.
Nick’s a neat character, Susan. He learns a lot in the story. Thanks.
Being an only child for 14 years and then having a new family would be tough, Melanie. I have a half-brother, eleven years older than me. I imagine it was hard on him but I didn’t know the difference. He joined the army when he was 17 so he was gone before I was too old.
Beverly, your picture book looks great! I love the cover.
Thanks for stopping by, Karen. 🙂
That you do, Beverly. I just wish they would tell us their story at a more suitable time rather than in the middle of the night.