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Supernatural Mystery Novel Author to Speak at SWOSU on February 16

February 5, 2010

Rosemary Clement-Moore

Rosemary Clement-Moore will speak on her experiences as a full-time writer on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 p.m. in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Conference Center on the Weatherford campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Clement-Moore is the author of supernatural mystery novels for young (and not so young) adults. Her books range from snarky and funny (the Maggie Quinn: Girl versus Evil series) to spooky and romantic (The Splendor Falls). Inspired by authors Jane Austin, Louisa May Alcott and others, she writes adventurous tales of likable characters with a clever and satiric style.

Before her debut novel, Prom Dates from Hell, Clement-Moore worked several years in theater while writing short stories and plays in her free time. One character solved her writer's block and granted her newly found success. Maggie Quinn, the heroine figure of Prom Dates from Hell, was the culmination of Clement-Moore love of fantasy literature. 

The Maggie Quinn character provided such enjoyment that Clement-Moore continued to write stories with follow-up novels, Hell Week and Highway to Hell. Hell Week was awarded the RITA Best Young Adult Book award in 2009 by the Romance Writers of America. Highway to Hell was selected for the 2010 List of Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her current publication and departure from the Maggie Quinn series is The Splendor Falls.

Clement-Moore is an interactive author traveling around the region to bookstores and conventions but also enjoys connecting with people via the Internet. She is very accessible to fans and fledgling writers through her blog, Rambling Rose, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook pages, and website (http://rosemaryclementmoore.com). Rosemary Clement-Moore resides in Arlington, Texas.

For more information about the event, contact Jason Dupree, head of public services at the Al Harris Library, at (580) 774-3031 or email jason.dupree@swosu.edu.

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