Bev Stout


My love of the sea began while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and continues today with visits and vacations to Cambria on the California coast.

While I’ve been an avid reader since early childhood, I didn’t start writing seriously until later in life.

I live in Arizona with my husband, a thankful rescue dog, and an insane but lovable cat.

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Book: Secrets of the Realm

Synopsis: Secrets_of_the_Realm_coverBlamed for her uncle’s death, fifteen-year-old Annie is on the run. Knowing the dangers she will face on the streets of eighteenth century London, Annie disguises herself as a boy.

Her life changes course when she becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy. Not only must Annie work along side the Realm’s motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen, she must also keep her superstitious shipmates from discovering she is a girl.

Annie vows she will never leave the Realm, where dreams are chased, shattered lives can mend, and secrets are stowed like keepsakes in an old desk drawer. But when Annie’s past catches up with her, can she stay on the Realm? More importantly, will she have a choice?

GENRE:  Young Adult Historical Fiction

“Reading about Annie’s adventures in Secrets of the Realm made me want to sign up for a sailor’s life. There’s nonstop action that readers will love.”
– C. J. Hill, author of Slayers and Erasing Time

“You can’t help but love Bev Stout’s feisty but good-hearted Annie. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you cry, and she’ll have you holding your breath as she bravely endures the hardships aboard an 18th century merchant ship. A rollicking good read.”
– Dee Lillegard, children’s author

“Adventure, secret identities, suspense, a voyage – and one girl’s struggle to earn her place in the world. Bev Stout delivers it all”
– Amy Fellner Dominy, author of Audition & Subtraction and OyMG

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3 responses to “Bev Stout

  1. The Indie View identifies you as a reviewer of YA Historical Fiction. I am interested in you reviewing Risking Exposure, my YA historical fiction novel set in 1938 Germany. Please let me know if you are interested. Thank you!

    • Hi Jeanne – I am an Indie Author, but not a reviewer. I don’t presently have a blog or web site set up.

      Bev Stout

  2. Ah, my bad. I must have misread the posting. Sorry!

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