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March 16, 2020

Do I Need a Website / Vlog + Gabe's Guardian by Beverly Stowe McClure

Thank you for coming to a vlog edition of Write with Fey!

In this video, I discuss an important question that many writers ask "Do I need a website?"

This is a video from 2017, but still worth watching. :)


Do I Need a Website?

Length: 7:46

Thanks for watching!

Feel free to comment on my blog and/or on the video on YouTube. To go to this video's YouTube page, click on the title located on the video.

QUESTION: Do you have a website (separate from your blog)? Why or why not?


Just released today -
The latest from Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. 

Gabe’s Guardian Angel

By Beverly Stowe McClure

Young Adult Fiction: Boys & Men / Loners & Outcasts / Bullying

Print ISBN 9781939844668 $15.95

EBook ISBN 9781939844675 $4.99


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?


“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.


Chrys Fey said...

That does make things easier. Mine are separate, but I'm okay with that. :)

sherry fundin said...

i can definitely see why both are important as an author. for me, a reviewer, a blog is enough
sherry @ fundinmental

Liz A. said...

I don't think my Etsy shop counts... No, I don't have a website. But I'm not a published writer. I figure if I ever get around to publishing (after I get around to finishing a novel), I will do a website. But first things first...

Chrys Fey said...

Yes, first things first. :)

Chrys Fey said...

A blog is more than enough for a reviewer. :)

Yolanda Renée said...

I wish such a book had been available for my son, Gabe sounds a lot like him. Great job!
Good luck Beverly!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for commenting, Yolanda!

Jeff said...

what's the difference? my website has a blog? Or is it my blog has some static pages that could be a website?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - great to know about ... we can adapt can't we. As you mention we can get ourselves organised at some stage ... and even if the website is there - we can put things up in a holding station ... while we get ready. All the best - excellent vlog post - cheers Hilary

Lisa Thomson said...

Great video, Chrys. As you know, I combine my blog with my website. So it's the active/live part of the website. I love it. I can't imagine not blogging as an Indie author.

Juneta key said...

Great tips. Congrats Beverly!

Tara Tyler said...

Chrys, you are full of great advice and encouragement — i see your positive posts on instagram and twitter all the time — keep up the awesomeness! and congrats to Beverly! (great name “Gabe!”)

also thanks for supporting my Beast World campaign!

Tara Tyler Talks

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you, Yolanda. I hope the book can help children that are being bullied. I did a lot of research on this subject and was surprised to see how bad the situation is.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you, Juneta.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Thank you, Tara. Glad you like the name. So do I.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm finally working on a website.Not sure what I'll do with it, but will find something. Have had a blog forever. Great post as always.

Sherry Ellis said...

I think websites are very important. They showcase your work, and are great places to put resources for teachers and authors.

Anonymous said...

What a great Vlog! Full of great tips. I have a website. I just redid the whole thing because I'll be offering life coaching soon. Well worth the overhaul to me. Have a great weekend and stay safe!


Denise Covey said...

I have a blog as you know, but when I publish I have a pen name so have to make a landing page for that. But I'm dithering around because I haven't sorted a few issues in my mind.

Deniz Bevan said...

I don't have a website! I do try to keep my blog updated regularly, though.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Beverly! And good luck with your website!

Chrys Fey said...


Chrys Fey said...

That's wonderful! All the best with your life coaching service!

Chrys Fey said...

Dithering around is a good thing to do. :)

Chrys Fey said...

That's wonderful! Blogs are great. I love mine and don't know what I'd do with it. :)