Rosanne Parry




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Rosanne Parry

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Rosanne is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd, Second Fiddle, Written in Stone, and the upcoming The Turn of the Tide, 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 latest novel, Written in Stone, goes to paperback in the summer of 2014. It is a Junior Library
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First of all I must say that I love my local library for the safe harbor it has been for all four of my children for their entire childhoods. What a blessing to have a place I can encourage my kids to go on their bikes without me. A thousand thanks to the librarians who have staffed the Garden Home Branch over the years.


Snoopy-WriterNext Tuesday the Adult Summer Reading Program will have a writer’s panel an...

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Heart of a Shepherd
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,053 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Second Fiddle
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Written in Stone
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Daddy's Home!
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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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I might have a new favorite poet! An interesting group of poems written loosely around the theme of the annunciation and incarnation. There are a variety of shape poems, different forms, many of them set in Oregon where Szybist is from.
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Epidemiology was my moms field so I was fascinated by this account of the cholera epidemic in Victorian London. As always impeccable research and top notch story telling.
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“A person can live a little bit broken...Most of us do, I guess.”
Rosanne Parry, Heart of a Shepherd

“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

“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

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


Neveen H. 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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