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Shannon Hitchcock

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SHANNON HITCHCOCK grew up in rural North Carolina on a 100-acre farm. Her extended family and love of the south are integral to her stories. Shannon is the author of ONE TRUE WAY, (Scholastic 2018), RUBY LEE & ME, (Scholastic 2016), and the Crystal Kite Award-winning, THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL. Shannon's picture book biography, OVERGROWN JACK was nominated for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award. Her writing has been published in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Children’s Writer, and other magazines.

Shannon currently divides her time between Hendersonville, NC and Tampa, Florida.

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Shannon Hitchcock I don’t have a sequel planned. Tell your daughter that I appreciate her question. My next book, One True Way will be published on February 27th. I…moreI don’t have a sequel planned. Tell your daughter that I appreciate her question. My next book, One True Way will be published on February 27th. I don’t know your daughter’s age, but Scholastic recommends it for 9-13.(less)
Shannon Hitchcock I don't believe in writer's block. If I can't write, that's a sign I haven't done enough research. The best cure for that is lots and lots of reading.
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Attending the Florida Association for Media in Education Conference was a wonderful experience!

Right off the bat, Sharon Powers and her son made me feel like a rock star. When they picked me up at the airport, this sign was in their car window: 


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And of course being a Scholastic author always makes me feel important:


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“Every sorrow is different, but you get through 'em the same way. Plenty of rest, good food, and keeping your family and friends close by." She paused a minute. "A lot of prayer doesn't hurt either.”
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“With the poetry of plain speaking, Shannon Hitchcock recreates the daily drama of a vanished world.”
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“Hitchcock’s debut novel introduces 14-year-old Jessie Pearl, who endures more than her fair share of hardships, beginning with the death of her mother. Opening in 1922, the story follows the daily activities on the family’s North Carolina tobacco farm. ...Hitchcock’s story is gently and lovingly written, with elements drawn from her own family history. Its detailed honesty about the particular struggles of the period, especially for strong women (Maude, a no-nonsense midwife, is particularly memorable), is significant.”
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“This is a beautifully written book based on the author's family history and gives teen readers an interesting glimpse at a time in our history when medical interventions were not as sophisticated as they are now and the impact of these limitations on families.
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Sandra Thanks for friending me Ms. Hitchcock! :)


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Joyce Hi Shannon,

I'm not so very active on here but I probably should be.

Will be happy to see what you are reading.

Joyce


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