Shannon Hale

Shannon Hale is the "New York Times "bestselling author of six young adult novels, including the Newbery Honor book "Princess Academy," and two other books for adults, "The Actor and the Housewife "and a second Austenland book, "Midnight in Austenland." She has also cowritten two graphic novels, "Rapunzel's Revenge "and "Calamity Jack," with her husband, Dean Hale. They live with their four small children near Salt Lake City, Utah.