Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Interview: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

About The Book:

  Title: The Girl Who Fell
  Author: Shannon M. Parker 
  Pub. Date: March 1st, 2016
  Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse 
  Pages: 320
  Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Abuse

Synopsis :

His obsession.
Her fall.

High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.

Zephyr 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 important, 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…terrifying?

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.


For today's stop on The Girl Who Fell tour, I'm excited to be featuring Shannon and her debut YA novel.

Hi Jocelyn! Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!!

1. What made you decide to write a young adult novel? 

I read a lot of YA. It is a genre that has my whole heart. Zephyr’s story had been with me for some time so I thought I’d try to tell it.

2. Zephyr completely changes throughout the course of the book. How do you think readers are going to be able to relate to her? 

Zephyr is a super strong high school senior who feels really vulnerable at the beginning of the book. She’s suffered some loss and that feeds a lot of self-doubt. When she meets Alec, he relieves her insecurities. He understands her. Gives her a space in which she feels important and loved. After Alec shows his true colors, Zephyr needs to go through a really dark place to regain her strength. But I hope that is what readers relate to. That Zephyr is strong. That she controls her destiny. And that she matters.

3. What was the hardest part of writing The Girl Who Fell? 

Putting Zephyr through all I put her through. Because, really? We all want love. It is beautiful and kind and I really wanted Zephyr to have it.

4. Do you have any projects that you are currently working on? 

Yes! I’ll be able to talk more about it soon! 

5. What 2016 book are you most excited to read? 

I’ve been lucky to read so many advanced copies of 2016 releases, but one book I have been stalking for forever is GIRL IN PIECES by the profoundly brilliant and brave Kathleen Glasgow. 

6. If there is one thing you want teens to take away from The Girl Who Fell, what would it be? 

Love shouldn’t hurt.

Thank you, Shannon 

About Shannon M. Parker

Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast with a house full of boys. She’s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen more to go. She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats. Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter—ideally, at the same time. The Girl Who Fell is her first novel. Find her at www.shannonmparker.com

Connect with Shannon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram 

Prize: One (1) Hardcover copy of The Girl Who Fell + Swag

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the rest of the tour! 

Tuesday, Jan 12: Blessie @ Mischievous Reads Dreamcast
Wednesday, Jan 13: Emily @  Emily Reads Everything Review
Thursday, Jan 14: Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles Group's Favorite Quotes
Friday, Jan 15: Tika @ Fangirl Confessions Movie Playlist
Saturday, Jan 16: Kristen @ My Friends Are Fiction Review
Sunday, Jan 17: Melanie @ One Less Lonely Blog Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 18: Cyra @ Rattle The Pages Review + 5 Reasons You Need to Read TGWF
Tuesday, Jan 19: Jocelyn @ Novels and Necklaces Interview
Wednesday, Jan 20: Cat @ Let the Pages Reign Review
Thursday, Jan 21: Aentee @ Read at Midnight 5 Ways TGWF Destroyed YA Tropes + iPhones wallpapers
Friday, Jan 22: Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles Review + Interview
Saturday, Jan 23: Joey @ Another After Thought Review
Sunday, Jan 24: Stefani @ Caught Read Handed Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 25: Hanna @ Two Sister's Blogging Review
Tuesday, Jan 26: Michella @ YA Books Girl Review + Playlist
Wednesday, Jan 27: Michelle @ Dreaming of Alba Review
Thursday, Jan 28: Jamie @ Books and Ladders Review + Interview
Friday, Jan 29: Eileen @ BookCatPin Review
Saturday, Jan 30: Brian @ Brian's Book Thoughts Review
Sunday, Jan 31: Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler Review + Interview 

- Jocelyn


  1. I really can't wait to read this book. It sounds like my last relationship, so I can seriously relate to it.

    1. I love books that I can relate to, they make them so much more emotional. I hope you end up loving it :)

  2. I love the sound of this one and I love the giveaway!

    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy the book if you read it! You'll have to let me know!!