Rosemary Clement

Rosemary's CV includes stints as a dog walker, pizza place costume character, backstage ballet tech, young actor wrangler, (melo)drama program director, cow puncher, horse blanket, and green-aproned barista. But here's the stuff that's actually about writing. 


 

Writing as Rosemary Clement-Moore

Fiction

  • Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil Series
    • Prom Dates From Hell 
    • Hell Week 
    • Highway to Hell
    • Brimstone 
  • The Splendor Falls 
  • Texas Gothic 
  • Spirit and Dust 
  • "Tapestry" (Short fiction) in Strange Afterlives (edited by A. Lee Martinez)

Critical Non-fiction Essays

  • "Monster Recognition for Beginners" in Demigods and Monsters (edited by Rick Riordan)
  • "Romeo, Ripley, and Bella Swan" in A New Dawn (edited by Ellen Hopkins)
  • "Challenging the Gods" in Mind-Rain (edited by Scott Westerfeld)
  • "From Factions to Fire Signs" in Divergent Thinking (edited by Leah Wilson)

Recognition

  • Romance Writers of America RITA® Award (2009)
  • ALA Best Books for Teens (2010, 2012)
  • VOYA's "Perfect Tens" list (2010)
  • TLA's "Spirit of Texas" Reading Program (2012-2013)
  • Kirkus Reviews "Best Books for Teens" (2011)
  • Texas Library Association's TAYSHAS Reading List (2014)

Speaking Engagements (State or National)

  • Romance Writers of America National Conference
  • National Council of Teachers of English ALAN Conference
  • Texas Library Association Annual Conference
  • Texas Book Festival
  • Austin Teen Book Festival
  • Siren's Conference 2014 Guest of Honor (Keynote Speaker)

Specialties

  • Story concept development (or discovery).
  • Pitches and query letters that deliver the core concept of a story.
  • Characters that can carry a story.
  • Emotional beats that add heart and depth, and reader connection.
  • Interactive workshops or meetings with teen writers
  • Answers to awkward teenager questions about the writer's life.

Representative Workshops/Lectures

  • The Care and Nurture of Your Story Idea
  • The Gothic Novel and the History of Women's Literature
  • The Gothic Novel — It's not about black lipstick.
  • Even Heroes Get the Blues — Finding your character's emotional voice 
  • Characters You Love or Love to Hate 
  • Perfecting your Pitch — Make your story sound awesome 

 


Author of supernatural mystery novels for young adults. History nerd. Storyboard rebel. Metaphor ninja.