Shannon Hale Biography


Type: Novelist

Born: January 26, 1974


Shannon Hale is the New York Times best-selling author of six young adult novels: the Newbery Honor book "Princess Academy", multiple award winner Book of a Thousand Days, and the highly acclaimed "Books of Bayern" series. She has written three books for adults, including "Midnight in Austenland ", companion book to Austenland.

She co-wrote the hit graphic novel "Rapunzel's Revenge" and its sequel "Calamity Jack" with husband Dean Hale. They live near Salt Lake City, Utah with their four small children, and their pet, a small, plastic pig.

Selected works:

  • The Books of Bayern series
  • Princess Academy series
  • Austenland series
  • Rapunzel's Revenge series
  • Ever After High series
  • Princess in Black series
  • Book of a Thousand Days
  • The Actor and the Housewife
  • Dangerous

Shannon Hale Quotes

Being a writer is a good, good thing.

I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.

...first thing is that I love you. And the second thing is that as much as I honor your former profession, I don’t think your geese care much for your betrothed and I hope they hadn’t any plans on sharing our bed.

You are my butterfly and refuse to set you free.

You're better than seven years of food. You're better than windows. You're even better than the sky.

They finished laughing and caught their breaths, and looked at each other, and Ani thought Geric looked at her too long, as though he forgot he was looking, as though he did not wish to do anything else. She looked back. Her took heart took its time quieting down.

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