Shannon M. Parker Shannon M. Parker

Shannon M. Parker

Hi Sixteen To Read fans! I’m so excited to share the cover for my debut YA novel THE GIRL WHO FELL. It is a powerful and surreal experience to see one’s written work translated into visual art and the designer’s interpretation for GIRL took my breath away. No exaggerating. I gasped. Had a little trouble breathing. Okay, a lot.

My book’s characters deal with love and identity, power and control. What it means to follow the rules and how easy it is to follow your heart. Lines are drawn. Lines are crossed. So when I saw the lip color running outside of the lines I thought, YES! I hope you’ll see the same depth within the art. And I hope you’ll agree there could be no better cover for this dark kissing book! thegirlwhofell_comps_006

Publication Date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
Genre: YA Contemporary

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A Peek Inside: “He whispers to the deepest part of my heart, the part I didn’t even know was there until now. A secret even to me. I hold him there. In this place that is the beginning of everything.”


Zephyr Doyle is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and—most importantly—Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and . . .


But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty, or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.


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