Thursday, September 29, 2011

Max on... Blaize Clement


Hi Pals... I have some bad news and then some good news. First, I don't know if you remember but a while back... Like in March or April of 2010, I reviewed a book by Blaize Clement. I gave it a good review because it was about a cat sitter and it was a mystery. A perfect combination and it also was part of a series, so I had other books to look forward to. Most of all, I liked it because the book showed that Blaize Clement really liked cats...

Well, I had made a comprehensive sweep of the blogs "only occasionally" I follow for quite a while. To my shock, I discovered that Blaize Clement has passed away. That makes me very sad. Her son wrote two wonderful blog posts about her and her work.

Well, his posts really moved me. It seems that she knew that her days were numbered and she worked up to the end. The publisher too, planned ahead. There are a couple more of her books coming out and the publisher has made arrangements for her son, John Clement, to take over writing books after that.

I just think it's neat that her series will live on. It's a great tribute to her. Just thought you would like to know this if you're a fan of her books. And, I'd like to say thank you to her for writing such great books.

21 comments:

Hound Girl said...

Im sorry for the loss of Blaize. That is so amazing that she planned ahead and that her series could live on with her son. Very touching and thank you for introducing me to her and her legacy.

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Ginger Jasper said...

Sad news that the lady died but also good that her son will carry on.. Hugs GJ xx

Random Felines said...

OMC - we love those books. That is so sad.....but we love that her books will live on - it is a good tribute to her.

Minnie and Mack said...

Oh my, thank you for the update. We glad that her son will keep her legacy of wonderful books going!

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Deb said...

I loved the book you have posted. Very sad news.

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear, that is sad news. It seems that many others love her books too. We'd better get with the program and start reading them.

Remington said...

Very sad news....

Michelle said...

The two Blaize Clement books I got as prizes from a contest here on your blog were great. I'm sad to hear that she passed away.

Carolyn said...

That is very sad! Have not known Blaize's work, but will look her out!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sorry to hear that lady died but it is nice to know her son will carry on with her planned work.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

That really is sad, but I'm glad the impawtant work will continue.

Angel and Kirby said...

THose are interesting looking books. Mom is out on the web looking for them for her Nook! We are sorry Blaize is gone!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It is always sad to lose an artist whose work we like. We will have to look into her books.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

I love Blaize Clement's books and am sad at her passing. In her honor we're reading 'Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund' for the next #readpawty book. http://readpawty.blogspot.com/2011/08/aug-pawty.html

I can't wait to see what new books the publisher brings out and if her son writes as well as she did.

Sparkle said...

Such sad news. Purrs to her family.

Prancer Pie said...

Mommy says thanks! She lufs word of a good author or book! xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Our mom hasn't read those books; she'll check them out. We are sorry that the author has passed away, though.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh that is very sad news indeed but what a legacy she left...the world will always know her and her love for 4 leggers, thanks to her and her son.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so sorry about Blaize, I purrs for her family .
xoxo

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear about Blaize. We're glad she can live on in her wonderful books! Our thoughts are with her family.

Ingrid King said...

I love the pet sitter series, and I, too, was shocked and saddened when I heard she had passed away. Not too long before that, she had sent me a review copy of her most recent book with a lovely personal note and some catnip for my girls.

I, too, was happy to hear that her son is continuing the series, and Blaize will live on in Dixie Hemingway.