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Rosanne Parry

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Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd, Second Fiddle, and Written in Stone, all published by Random House. She also wrote the picture book Daddy's Home.

Heart of a Shepherd was a Best Children's Book of the Year for the Washington Post, a Best Book of the Year for Kirkus Reviews, and a Horn Book Fanfare Book in 2009. It received the Rodda Award from the Church and Synagogue Library Association, and the Oregon Spirit Book Award from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English.

Second Fiddle was chosen as an Indy Next pick in the Spring of 2011 and was the Oregon Spirit Book Award winner in 2012.

Her upcoming novel is Written in Stone, on sale June 25, 2013. It is a Junior Library Guild selection.


567_nate_coverHere’s what it’s about:

In the sequel toBetter Nate Than Ever, Nate Foster’s Broadway dreams are finally coming true.

Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals forE.T.: The Broadway Musical. It’s everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals are nothing like Nate expects: full of intimidatin...

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Heart of a Shepherd
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 885 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Second Fiddle
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Written in Stone
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Second Fiddle (Children's Books)
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Description: Here's the opening line from my new middle grade novel.
Heart of a Shepherd (Children's Books)
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Description: This is the opening of my debut novel Heart of a Shepherd

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Detailed information on the wolf reintroduction to Yellowstone including profiles of 9 individual wolves. Lots of information about typical and atypical wolf behavior.
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“A person can live a little bit broken...Most of us do, I guess.”
Rosanne Parry, Heart of a Shepherd

“I'm going to imagine that converstion now. 'Hi, Mom, it's me. I ran away to Paris with a stranger I met under a bridge. He's really old, too, like twenty-five or something, and a soldier, so I helped him desert from his army, and, oh, did I mention he's a Communist'...”
Rosanne Parry, Second Fiddle

“If we had known it would eventually involve the KGB, the French National Police, and the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, we would have left that body in the river and called the Polizei like any normal German citizen; but we were Americans and addicted to solving other people’s problems, so naturally, we got involved.”
Rosanne Parry, Second Fiddle

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

“Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need.”
Frederick Buechner

“The challenge for those of us who care about our faith and about a hurting world is to tell stories which will carry the words of grace and hope in their bones and sinews and not wear them like fancy dress.”
Katherine Paterson

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Rosanne Thanks! I'll have a giveaway of my new book in late June so keep and eye out for it.
I'm fortunate enough to live in the same town as Ursula LeGuin so I've heard her speak several times and she is amazing! What an inspiration!


Nevey Badr Thanks for adding me Rosanne :) -I love your name-.
I am a big fan of The Wizard of Earthsea and looking forward to read your works.

--Nevey...


Rosanne Dawn wrote: "I can write a story, but then run into problems in the middle that are difficult to write my way out of. Did you outline or work on Heart of a Shepherd before you began writing it? If so, how did y..."

Hi Dawn,
This is a very late answer. I only just now found your message.

Yes, middles are the hardest part in my opinion. In revising HEART with my editor we added two new chapters to the middle and changed the order of some others to make the arc of the story work a little better. I usually write a first draft with only a loose outline but I tighten it up considerably in later revision.

Feedback is always good. I rely on my critique partners and editor for lots of questions to help me in revisions.


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Dawn I can write a story, but then run into problems in the middle that are difficult to write my way out of. Did you outline or work on Heart of a Shepherd before you began writing it? If so, how did you figure out what would happen in the story?


Rosanne Hey, thanks, Kurtis! :-)


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