Shannon Hale


Shannon Hale

Author of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, The Books of Bayem series, Princess Academy series, Rapunzel's Revenge series, Ever After High series, Princess in Black series, Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous and Spirit Animals Book 4: Fire and Ice

Bio: New York Times best selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age ten and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in Creative Writing. After nineteen years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published The Goose Girl, the first in her award-winning Books of Bayern series. She has published seventeen books for young readers including the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy and its two sequels, multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, superhero YA novel Dangerous, and the first four Ever After High books. Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel's Revenge and early chapter book series The Princess in Black. They spend non-writing hours corralling their four young children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Website: squeetus.com/stage/main.html
Shannon's Twitter: @haleshannon
Awards and Honors: The Goose Girl (Lone Star Reading List, 2004-2005); Book of a Thousand Days (TAYSHAS Reading List, 2009); Rapunzel's Revenge (Maverick Graphic Novel List, 2010); Princess Academy (Newbery Honor Book, 2016)

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