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Author Profile -- Shannon Hale

BORN: 
Salt Lake City, Utah

PARENTS: 
Wallace Bryner and Bonnie Bryner

SPOUSE: 
Dean Hale

CHILDREN: 
Max Stonebreaker Hale, age 6 months and growing at a frightening pace

EDUCATION: 
B.A., University of Utah, English
M.F.A., University of Montana, Creative Writing

PLACES LIVED: 
Salt Lake City, Missoula MT, Paraguay, studies in Mexico and England

OTHER JOBS HELD: 
instructional designer for web-based trainings, loan officer, film agent assistant(sounds glamorous, no? It's not.), talk radio show producer (the host skipped town, fled to Mexico, and still owes me $1200), college writing instructor

HOBBIES: 
improv comedy, fishing, yoga, baby snuggling, playing home-networked Quake with husband

PHOBIAS: 
Any imagined impending tragedy. My imagination can be painful

RECENT BOOKS: 
THE GOOSE GIRL
ENNA BURNING
PRINCESS ACADEMY (2005)

PUBLISH WITH: 
Bloomsbury

SCHOOL VISIT ACTIVITIES: 
Assembly, storytelling, rewriting fairytales

WEBSITE FEATURES: 
Teacher/bookclub guide to THE GOOSE GIRL, online interactive stories, book first chapters and deleted chapters, web log, information for writers, games and quizzes

WEBSITE: www.shannonhale.com

   

Profile of children's author-- Shannon Hale

 

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