July 12th, 2011

Happy Release Day to Rosemary Clement-Moore


It's not only Teaser Tuesday, it's the release day for the awesome
Texas Gothic
The goat was in the tree again

I hadn't even known goats
could climb trees.  I had been livestock-sitting for three days before I'd figured out how the darned things kept getting out of their pen.  Then one day I'd glanced out an upstairs window and seen Taco and Gordita, the ringleaders of the herd, trip-trip-tripping onto one of the low branches extending over the fence that separated their encloseure from the yard around Aunt Hyacinth's century-old farmhouse.
Let me tell you, the mystery of the incredible escape goats is a =lot= easier to solve than everything that comes next. Kirkus even gave her a starred review and said, "This engaging mystery has plenty of both paranormal and romance, spiced with loving families and satisfyingly packed with self-sufficient, competent girls."  The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books writes, "A deeply affectionate rendering of Texas landscapes and legends combines with an appealing cast of well-developed characters to give texture to this well-plotted mystery; truly scary moments are balanced by the humorous bumbles of the awkwardly developing romance between Amy and Ben, as well as Phin's sublime cluelessness about the way her eccentricities appear to other people.  The mystery itself is a richly imagined interpolation on documented history and lore of the area; readers who've outgrown the silliness but not the adventure of Scooby-Doo will thoroughly enjoy this." As if all that wasn't enough, check out this awesome open letter to Rosemary Clement-Moore posted by Jenny Martin on Book Binge.  

I couldn't agree more.

Other works by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Maggie Quinn: Girl vs. Evil series
Prom Dates from Hell
Hell Week
Highway to Hell

The Splendor Falls