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Rosanne Parry

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in Oak Park, IL, The United States
January 05

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Hey there,
I'm 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. I also wrote the picture book Daddy's Home.

All of my books have won awards, some of them bunches of awards, and obviously I'm proud of them all, so go look at the website for unbridled bragging.

I write because I love the power of story to illuminate and uplift our world. I try to write things that are heartfelt and encourage conversation in families and classrooms. If you wanted to ask me a question or invite me to come speak at your school or library, I'd love that.

When I'm not writing I try to be an advocate for literacy and libraries whenever I can. I like to read (obviously)
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After many months on the road with book events and college visits and writers’ conferences I’m finally home for the remainder of the summer and writing a new story. As much as I love the IMG_0835process of starting with nothing but a blank page and an idea, I’ve been doing this long enough that I know how long its going to take me to get to a solid story that is ready to take into the world. And for th...

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Average rating: 3.80 · 1,711 ratings · 422 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Heart of a Shepherd

3.80 avg rating — 1,149 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Second Fiddle

3.94 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Written in Stone

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The Turn of the Tide

3.96 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Second Fiddle (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
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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There Is a Tribe of Kids
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Reading Picture Books With Children by Megan Dowd Lambert
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Chosen for class in the PSU Masters in Book Publishing program 2017
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Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
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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

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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!


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Nevey 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.


message 2: by Dawn

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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