Book of a Thousand Days (Hale)

Author Bio
Birth—January 26, 1974
Where—Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Education—B.A., University of Utah; M.A. University of
Awards—Newberry Award; Josette Frank Award
Currently—lives in South Jordan, Utah

Shannon Hale is the author of five award-winning young-adult novels, including the best-selling Newbery Honor book Princess Academy.

Her two adult novels are Austenland and The Actor and the Housewife. She and her husband Dean Hale have also published a graphic novel, Rapunzel's Revenge. She lives with her husband and their two children in South Jordan, Utah.

Shannon Bryner was born in Salt Lake City, where she attended West High School. Before writing professionally, she wrote while pursuing acting in television, stage and improv comedy, as well as studying in Mexico and the UK. She spent a year and a half as an unpaid missionary in Paraguay, then returned to the United States to earn her bachelors degree in English from the University of Utah and a masters in creative writing from the University of Montana.

Hale has been writing since the age of 10, but met with numerous rejections until her first book The Goose Girl was finally published in 2003. The Goose Girl, was an American Library Association Top Ten Book for Young Adults and Josette Frank Award winner. In 2004 her second novel, Enna Burning, which follows Enna, a minor character from The Goose Girl, was published. Princess Academ, published in 2005, won a Newbery Honor Book and became a New York Times Best Seller. (From Wikipedia.)

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