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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...more


I have been mulling overthe events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri this past August and the thing that has really struck a chord with me is this all to common response: what can one person do? It’s a frustrating response in so many ways. It’s a coward’s choice, and must be a very painful thing to hear for people in the throes of ongoing unjust treatment. Unfortunatelymany people would rathe...

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Heart of a Shepherd
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Second Fiddle
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Written in Stone
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Second Fiddle (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 03, 2010 11:30PM
Description: Here's the opening line from my new middle grade novel.
Heart of a Shepherd (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 30, 2009 01:01AM
Description: This is the opening of my debut novel Heart of a Shepherd

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Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn
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Trickster by Matt Dembicki
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A collection of 21 trickster tales from North American native tradition. Done in comic book/graphic novel format. Good variety of native cultures and art styles.
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Naruto, Vol. 01 by Masashi Kishimoto
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A graphic novel memoir about Satrapi's childhood growing up during the Iranian revolution. Interesting in that is goes through a lot of very intensely upsetting material in a matter of fact way. Can't decide if that makes the pain more manageable or...more
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Nice graphic novel about embracing your identity as an artist. Not all panels but a nice mix of different types of images. Great for the introspective teen even if he or she doesn't like to draw.
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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 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!


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.


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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