january 25-28, 2018
Kindling Words East, Essex, Vermont
november 27, 2017
YA Panel at Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, Massachusetts with Karen Fortunati, Ruth Lehrer and Rebecca Podos
november 18, 2017
BEING FISHKILL book launch for Ruth Lehrer, Odyssey Bookshop, S. Hadley, MA
october 21, 2017
Ghostly Young Adult Panel at Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Boston, Massachusetts with Kali Wallace and Adriana Mather
october 3, 2017
YA Panel at PRINT Bookstore, Portland, Maine with Maria Padian and Gillian French
september 23, 2017
Boston Teen Author Festival, Cambridge, Massachusetts
august 20, 2017
Portland Press Herald reviews The Rattled Bones, calling it “wondrously compelling (with) wonderfully drawn characters, a great setting, a rich vein of historic truth that cries out to be broadly known, and a highly imaginative plot.”
aug 11, 2017
VOYA on THE RATTLED BONES: “Vivid descriptions of life on the Maine coast meld perfectly with the haunting and tragically compelling story of Malaga.”
july 25, 2017
SLJ on WELCOME HOME: “all (stories) will touch readers’ hearts (and cause a few to shed some tears).”
july 1, 2017
School Library Connection says The Rattled Bones is “One extraordinary YA novel”!
june 10, 2017
BCCB Review: “The tension here is masterfully crafted.”
may 29, 2017
Publishers Weekly gives The Rattled Bones a gorgeous review!
may 15, 2017
Kirkus gives The Rattled Bones a lovely review!
april 6, 2017
Persevere! A little Rejection Reflections article over at Writer’s Digest.
march 15, 2017
march 29, 2017
The Girl Who Fell hits shelves at Target! Check a store near you!
february 15, 2017
The Girl Who Fell on USA Today’s HEA Blog.
february 1, 2017
The Girl Who Fell “gives back” on Bustle.
january 26, 2017
The Girl Who Fell is a 2017 YALSA Quick Pick title.
november 6, 2016
CYBILS Award Nominee Children’s & Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards.
november 5, 2016
Westport Library YA Bookfest in Westport, Connecticut, 9:30am-12:00.
R.J. Julia YA Panel in Madison, Connecticut 6:00-8:00.
november 2, 2016
Hagaman Memorial Library Author Panel, East Haven, Connecticut 6:00.
The Rattled Bones Cover Reveal on Bustle.
Exclusive sneak peek inside the first pages of The Rattled Bones on Riveted!
THE RATTLED BONES Book deal announced on Publishers Weekly.
july 18. 2016
PASTE Magazine names The Girl Who Fell as one of The Best 16 Books of 2016.
Amazon names The Girl Who Fell as one of the 20 Best YA Books of the Year.
YA Panel at Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts.
june 10.2016 – june 12.2016
Barnes & Noble B Fest in Augusta, Maine and Canton & Milford, Connecticut.
UK’s The Guardian reviews The Girl Who Fell.
Today is the UK Release of The Girl Who Fell.
march 12.2016 – march 13.2016
Tucson Book Festival in Tucson, Arizona.
The Girl Who Fell is a Goodreads Top 5 YA Books of March.
Sense Shamming in YA: A guest post on School Library Journal.
PASTE Magazine Top Ten YA Books in March.
Release day for The Girl Who Fell!
Deal announcement in Publisher’s Marketplace:
january 14. 2016
THE GIRL WHO FELL receives a starred review from School Library Journal.
january 9. 2016 – january 12. 2016
ALA Midwinter in Boston, Massachusetts.
october 9. 2015
The Bar Harbor Kids Book Festival in Bar Harbor, Maine.
september 3. 2015
Visiting author for the 2015 fall Career Day at Lincoln Academy.
august 3. 2015
some older stuff:
june 28. 2015 fledgling authors chat
I’ll be joining book bloggers Kristen, Nicola and Rachel in the annual fledgling authors twitter chat to help celebrate debut authors! Follow the thread at #FAC16. This event will help introduce readers to some of 2016 fabtastic debuts. Come support authors and bloggers and add some new books to your TBR list! The authors joining Sunday’s chat include the following, though I hope many more Sixteeners will pop in to participate:
Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor; Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman; The Bride of Dusk and Glass by Roshani Chokshi; Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath; The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig; The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin; The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M Parker; Beyond the Red by Ava Jae; Firsts by Laurie E Flynn; Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake; Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerhill; Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie; Flashfall by Jenny Moyer; A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro; The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter; Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers ; Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh; The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie; The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry; Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin; Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
june 2. 2015 “the perfect ten” at litreactor.com
The Perfect Ten course will focus on tightening the first ten pages of your YA or MG manuscript to make them as gripping as possible (aka: submission-ready). This course is offered as a one-week intensive and will require daily participation for six consecutive days. Participants will critique their classmate’s opening pages and students will be encouraged to make revisions based on feedback. Students may even post their revised opening pages for additional feedback from peers. The instructor will provide editorial notes on each student’s work, which will be posted to the discussion boards by Day Five of this course. Throughout the week we will examine opening pages that pack a punch in YA and MG. This class will not provide guidance on crafting a query letter as that course is offered under separate instruction.
march 6. 2015 cover reveal and giveaway
Check out YA Highway for:
- the gorgeous cover
- an interview with the designer
- a giveaway for an ARC or one of two $15.00 B&N gift certificates
- a sneak peak inside the book
january 3. 2015 the girl who fell
As of the new year I have a new title and it’s perfect. Per. Fect.
I can’t wait to show you all the cover! Soon, my pretties… Soon!
september 23. 2014 “the perfect ten” at litreactor.com
The Perfect Ten will focus on tightening the first ten pages of your YA or MG manuscript to make them as gripping as possible (aka: submission-ready). This course is offered as a one-week intensive and will require daily participation for six consecutive days. Participants will critique their classmate’s opening pages and students will be encouraged to make revisions based on feedback. Students may even post their revised opening pages for additional feedback from peers. The instructor will provide editorial notes on each student’s work, which will be posted to the discussion boards by Day Five of this course. Throughout the week we will examine opening pages that pack a punch in YA and MG. This class will not provide guidance on crafting a query letter as that course is offered under separate instruction.
july 10. 2014 my little short story circulates
My short story Easter Treasure is featured in The Maine Review’s inaugural edition.
april 22. 2014 i sold a book!
Shannon Parker’s debut CRUSHING, a story of first love in which a high school senior mistakes her boyfriend’s physical and mental manipulations for devotion, only to discover the truth when it may be too late, to Nicole Ellul at Simon Pulse, by Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management (World English).