Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. She worked for several years at an independent publisher in Austin before realizing she would rather write the manuscripts than read them. When she is not writing, she's gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.
With a strong and appealing female lead and the younger generation of Merry Men at the center of this novel, readers will be engaged and excited by this new look at a familiar story. The quick pace, daring rescues, and, of course, plenty of archery will keep the pages turning... An exciting read from beginning to end.---- Moke does the Robin Hood tale justice, imbuing the legend with historical accuracy and a good dosage of the classic, jovial shenanigans of the Merry Men, outlandish disguises and cunning feats included. The focus on the children of legendary figures allows some wiggle room to play on the old tales, and romance fans will be pleased by the simmering relationship between Isabelle and one of the Merry Men. The story is by turns romping and tragic, and the resounding theme of fighting injustice and oppression rings true for present times.----BCCB A twisty, fast-paced adventure that will be an excellent addition to every collection, but especially where mythology, legend, and historical fiction are in demand.----