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Shannon Hale

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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 the upcoming Midnight in Austenland (Jan. 2012), 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.


Enna-newpbNo one can relate to Enna's actual position at the beginning of this chapter, but I believe we've experienced times when there seemed to be no options. When we were trapped by the choices we'd made and the circumstances we were in. Inside those moments, all can seem impossible. As I hope it seems so now in the story. Impossible. She is truly trapped.


The catalyst for change: Isi. Always Isi. She...

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date: April 22, 2011 06:00PM
location: Logan Library, UT, The United States
description: Shannon Hale, James Dashner, Jessica Day George, Ally Condie, and Brandon Mull will be speaking and then signing books at this free event.
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Writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.Shannon Hale
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“I think the only way to get through this life is laughing hard and constantly, mostly at myself.”
Shannon Hale

“Right now I'd like all my troubles to stand in front of me in a straight line, and one by one I'd give each a black eye. ”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

“Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.”
Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days

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