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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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Looking forward to warmer days and working in my treehousethis summer. I’ll be taking a workshop at Fishtrap again this summer. Last year I worked with Gary Ferguson, the author of The Carry Home, about w0926081231riting nature based non-fiction. It was a really refreshing break in my routine to spend some time thinking about what makes non-fiction work. This year I’m going to take a workshop from Erika...

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Heart of a Shepherd
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Second Fiddle
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Written in Stone
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Heart of a Shepherd (Children's Books)
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I've been looking for books in an animals POV lately and this one is half in a boy's POV and half in an aging alpha male wolf's POV. It's a short book, just the action of one hunt over the course of a two days. The ARC only had 1 sample illustration ...more
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I've liked McClouds non-fiction and this was a thoughtful reimagining of the Faust story. It's definitely a graphic novel to study for technique, pacing and story telling power.
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Falling from Horses: A Novel
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A lovely leisurely read that I savored for weeks. It does a good job of moving between 2 settings and I'll go back and read it again to see how Molly managed that transition so seemlessly.
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This would have been too spooky for me as a child, but the cover gives fair warning, I'd never have picked it up. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it as an adult. It had worthwhile things to say about how story helps see us through difficult times and was an a ...more
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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.”
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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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