Welcome to my brand new Writer in the Rain blog!

I confess I was reluctant to begin blogging because with a house full of busy teenagers and aging parents and my own writing deadlines I didn’t want one more thing to keep me from doing what I love.

But here’s the thing. I love connecting with readers and writers and teachers and librarians. Book people are my favorite people of all. So here are my goals for the blog. I hope to post once a week. I plan to participate in the Middle Grade Monday book reviews twice a month. And on the other two Mondays I’d like to put up something interesting about what I’m learning as I try to make good stories come to life and share those stories in the world.

From time to time I’ll be promoting some book event or other that I’m involved in. My Toot of the Day is for the class I’ll be teaching this summer at TAG camp for Saturday Academy. If you know a  kid in NW Oregon who loves to write and would enjoy my Vampire Free Fiction class, encourage them to sign up here. The Camp for rising 4th and 5th graders is the last week of June and the camp for middle schoolers is the first week of August. It’s heaps of fun! I can’t wait!



8 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Claire Horowitz

    I love the website, it’s well organized and pretty to look at!
    Have you read Out Of My Mind by Sharon Draper? It might be a good book for your tender-hearted reader recommendations.
    I’m looking forward to reading Written in Stone. Congratulations after all these years!

    1. Rosanne Parry Post author

      Thanks Claire and Teri. I’ve had my eye on the Sharon Draper book for a while now. I’ll have to give it a read.

  2. Hannah Holt

    Hi Rosanne, your camp for TAG kids sounds like fun. We need more Vampire Free books! Your website looks great and hopefully we’ll run into each other at the SCBWI conference this weekend.

  3. Debby Zigenis-Lowery

    Rosanne, I love your new site. I think its so cool you featured a picture of your treehouse. (It’s not every author who can claim to work in a treehouse.) Congratulations for getting up and running here.

  4. Rosanne Parry Post author

    Thanks guys! I was really happy with the design Barrett Dowell put together. It’s visually lovely but also logically organized and easy to maintain!

    Looking forward to the Middle Grade Monday reviews too. I hope I haven’t committed to more than I can manage.

    Hannah, the TAG camp is such fun. I love middle grade writers–they are so fearless. They inspire me to write better. Please introduce yourself at the conference. 🙂 Really looking forward to it.

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