Rosanne Parry

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January 05

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Hey there,
I'm the author of several novels for young readers, including the forthcoming LAST OF THE NAME (Ap 2019) from Learner and A WOLF CALLED WANDER (May 2019) from Greenwillow.

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) and hike and dance and
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A Book Party for Last of the Name

I’m so excited about the book party for Last of the Name because it will be as much a celebration of the perseverance of Irish culture as it is of the book. I’ll be joined by musicians and dancers and we will be meeting in the Annex next door to Annie Blooms Bookstore where you can order food and drinks from our neighbor restaurant Gastromania. I hope to see you there!





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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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“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'...”
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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 Badr (Seraphina Reads) 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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