Creative Author Influences Passionate Discussion Through Writing

"Let The Willows Weep" Author Sherry Parnell Discovers Life Through Her Characters

Nov 25, 2011, 10:12 ET from Sherry Parnell

GLENMOORE, Pa., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting with the first line, a momentary thought or the inspiration of the color red, Sherry Parnell writes to shed light on the truth in her readers.

From early childhood, Parnell's family cultivated creativity and nurtured dreams to come true. Writing was her way to turn fantasy into reality.

"I discovered stories and their power to allow me to write any life I desired," says Parnell.

Her love for words turned Parnell into a voracious reader of Jane Austen, the Brontes and Willa Cather. She realized at an early age she wanted nothing more than to become an established novelist. Parnell pursued her English degree at Dickinson College and later earned a graduate degree in Literature from West Chester University.

Now a full-time literary fiction writer and second time mother, Parnell uses character development to influence and shape her writing. Parnell develops personas to take center stage and elicit discussions that cause people to open their minds to vastly different perspectives.

"I want my readers to talk about difficult subjects to understand and respect another person's perspective," states Parnell. "I'm not trying to change beliefs, but show my audience another view so they recognize their own biases. This way we join in a shared humanity."

Let the Willows Weep explores the trenches of love and loss between mother and daughter across generations, creating a forum for conversation about classism and familial relationships. Parnell writes to connect the essence of life experience with a story that moves her audience.

Let the Willows Weep (ISBN 978-1-60910-295-1) can be purchased from Booklocker, Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a paperback retail price of $16.95 and eBook for $8.99.

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About Sherry Parnell
Captivated by books at an early age, Sherry began creating worlds of her own into which she could escape, dream and live. Now this passion has become her profession with the release of her first novel, Let the Willows Weep. An alumnus of Dickinson College and West Chester University, Parnell lives with her husband and son in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, where she is working on her second novel.


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