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"Middle Grade Spooky Author Wendy Parris - Field of Screams"

LEGIT KID LIT Season 3, Episode 1

SEPT 4,

2023

I'm interviewed by Alexis, a teacher, and Tiffany, a library media specialist, on their delightful YouTube series. The episode includes three spooky "would you rather" questions, details on what music my main character Rebecca would be listening to, and even a clip of my own info karaoke skills!

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"Debut Author Interview with Wendy Parris"

FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES...OF MIDDLE GRADE AUTHORS

Aug 3,

2023

I answer questions about my favorite middle grade books, whether or not I listen to music when I write, my advice for other authors, and more.

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"Q&A: Wendy Parris, Author of Field of Screams"

THE NERD DAILY

Aug 2,

2023

Find out the inspiration behind Field of Screams, which scenes I loved writing, the weird place I used to read books as a kid, and more! 

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"Tales from the Front" column in The Prairie Wind

June

2023

I wrote a column about my "long and winding" road to publication for the SCBWI-Illinois quarterly newsletter. 

Check it out at link below, pages 10-12

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY CHILDREN’S BOOKSHELF

apr 25

2023

Alison Romig at Delacorte Press has bought Stage Fright by Wendy Parris. When Avery returns to her hometown after moving away a year earlier, she is hoping to jump back into her friend group as if nothing has changed, but new interests, secret crushes, and changing dynamics get in her way. In an effort to reunite her BFFs, she suggests they host a séance at an abandoned theater that was the site of a tragedy; what starts as a fun outing soon becomes a fight for survival. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Karyn Fischer at BookStop Literary handled the deal for world rights.

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY CHILDREN’S BOOKSHELF

DEC 20

2021

Alison Romig at Delacorte has acquired Wendy Parris's Field of Screams. Ghost-hunting enthusiast Rebecca Graff isn't happy about being dragged to an Iowa farm to spend the summer with family she barely knows. But when she finds a note stashed in a comic book that belonged to her late father, she must race to uncover a family legacy before it is lost forever—and a tragedy repeats itself. Publication is planned for summer 2023; Karyn Fischer at BookStop Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

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