D. B. PARSONS - Children's Writer,
middle grade historical fiction
The Warsaw zoo was the most enchanted place in all of Poland. Lucky for her it sat on the river's banks in murky Praga, where she and her family lived, one bridge across from Warsaw with its beautiful shop windows and fountains and cobblestone roads. - RED
7 dysfunctional kids
5 new bus drivers
1 wacky mom
1/2 bus on the streets of Chicago
THE FABULOUS FLOP
OF FUTURES INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
middle grade humor
middle grade contemporary
"No." I grabbed Becca's arm. "Ms. Lindsay can never know or she will ship out Triumph this afternoon, and I'll never see her again." I hissed at Brent. "Swear on all your secret hiding places you will never tell anyone about this?" -
THE OTHER SIDE OF BAD PATCH
Early Mystery Writing Contest Grand Prize Winner
"The grand-prize winner ... zeroed in on something that matters to a kid and jumped right into the story problem. "Melvin!" yelled Petula Pink. "Something awful has happened to my bicycle." The reader is hooked, wanting to know exactly what's wrong with the bicycle." - Veda Boyd Jones.
Honorable Mention - 'Paroled Horse'
"This is a great topic for a feature, and the writer starts out with a compelling, descriptive lead that successfully draws the reader in, using poignant, on-the-mark, visual language. The writer demonstrates a skillful use of strong, active verbs and vivid observational details to create a visual scene for readers. And what a lovely conclusion to the story - the writer intuitively finishes Tom's story for us." -American Horse Publications Awards
Northern Ohio Events and Marketing Coordinator, 2011-2015
some of my FAV THINGS
Oliver; his personality hasn't changed a bit.