Author: Shannon Parker

I’m so honored that The Girl Who Fell made it onto this beautiful library list!
From the YALSA website: “The list of 71 titles and 2 series, drawn from 151 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason.

‘Our committee is very happy with the titles we selected this year,’ said Chair, Dorcas Wong. ‘Reluctant readers will be treated to a diverse selection of intriguing nonfiction, wild adventures, twisty mysteries, and thoughtful realistic stories. We look forward to sharing these books with teens.’

Members of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee are: Dorcas Wong, Chair, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; Martha S. Boksenbaum, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA; Morgan Brickey, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, TX; Allison Cusher, Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA; Susannah Goldstein, Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, Bronx, NY; Sarah Granville, Barberton Public Library, Baberton, OH; Melissa Malanuk, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY; Lorrie Roussin, Judson High School Library, Converse, TX; Beth A. Slade, Twinsburg Public Library, Twinsburg, OH; Melody Townley, Woodbride High School Library, Woodbridge, NJ; Drue Wagner-Mees, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA; Ileana Pulu, Administrative Assistant, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA.”


CaptureThe Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has chosen THE GIRL WHO FELL as one of the 2016 Reluctant Reader Quick Pick Nominees! The Quick Picks list, presented annually at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting suggests books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure; it is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. The 2016 list features 67 titles and 2 series, drawn from 181 nominations.

Parker, S. M. The Girl Who Fell. 2016. Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster, $17.99. 9781481437257. Zephyr is on track to go to college and leave her small town, when she meets the intoxicating Alec. They fall head over heels for each other, but infatuation leads to control and manipulation, and Zephyr is in danger before she knows it. Can she regain control of her life?

I’m so proud to announce that I’m a contributing author to WELCOME HOME, a YA anthology that explores adoption through thoughtful stories!

Cs-NkdTWYAEY-2AAuthor and literary agent Eric Smith … has a A-list team of young adult authors joining his cause for a new project: Welcome Home, an incredible upcoming new YA anthology that will focus on adoption. As Smith tells Bustle, the collection is going to span a wide array of themes and settings:

“From children looking for their birth parents to teenage parents trying to find out what happened to their adopted out babies,” he says. “Foster kids looking for a home. Perfectly happy families with complicated questions. Adoptions stories that take you to fantasy realms, far off futures, and contemporary settings.”

Have fun reading the entire Bustle article and make sure you add this unique book to your Goodreads TBR pile!

This is a list that I didn’t know existed until yesterday when I DISCOVERED THAT MY GIRL WAS ON IT! I *maybe* freaked out, and I *maybe* still can’t believe it is real but *mostly* I’m just smiling! And I am filled with gratitude for all the lovely readers of all the books!


I couldn’t be more thrilled to be on this list with so many amazing books, penned by incredibly talented authors!