Mary Cecilia Jackson

There are two kinds of people on the planet. Hunters and prey
I thought I would be safe after my mother died. I thought I could stop searching for new places to hide. But you can’t escape what you are, what you’ve always been.
My name is Savannah Darcy Rose.
And I am still prey.

Though Savannah Rose—“Sparrow” to her friends and family—is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Sparrow has always believed that her lifelong creed—“I’m not the kind of girl who tells”—will make her just like everyone else: Normal. Happy. Safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Sparrow must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever….

Book Trailer


March 17 @ 6:00 PM

Malaprop’s Bookstore

Asheville, NC

In Conversation with Amy Reed

March 19 @ 6:30 PM

Fountain Bookstore

Richmond, VA

In Conversation with Meg Medina

March 25 @ 6:30 PM

The Anderson Library

Hosted by Fiction Addiction

Anderson, SC

In Conversation with Emily B. Martin

March 28 @ 2:00 PM

Park Road Books

Charlotte, NC

In Conversation with Nora Shalaway Carpenter & Amber Smith

April 1 @ 6:30 PM

Page 158 Books

Wake Forest, NC

Discussion & Signing

April 16 @ 7:00 PM

Vroman’s Bookstore

Pasadena, CA

In Conversation with Brandy Colbert

April 21 @ 7:00 PM

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hill Crossing

Beaverton, OR

In Conversation with Cindy Baldwin

April 24 @ 7:00 PM

Anderson’s Bookshop

Naperville, IL

In Conversation with Christa Desir

Marcy Cecilia Jackson

Mary Cecilia Jackson

Mary Cecilia Jackson has worked as a middle school teacher, an adjunct instructor of college freshman, a technical writer and editor, a speechwriter, a museum docent, and a development officer for central Virginia’s PBS and NPR stations. Her first novel, Sparrow, was an honor recipient of the SCBWI Sue Alexander Award and a young adult finalist in the Writers’ League ofTexas manuscript contest. She lives with her husband and two cranky beagles in Black Mountain, NC.