YALLFest Interview: Shannon Hale

Get ready, boys and girls, for another interview with an author appearing at YALLFest next month! Today’s interview is with Shannon Hale, author of such notable series as Princess Academy, The Books of Bayern, Austenland, Rapunzel’s Revenge, and Ever After High.

Image from Goodreads

Describe your book in 5 words.

Boarding school for children of famous fairytales

Best writing tip you ever received?

People remember a story for its characters.

What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. It’s smart, engaging, and discusses so many things I was struggling with.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.

  1. I have 4 kids (including identical girl toddler twins).
  2. My husband likes to wear masks and hide around the house to scare me.
  3. I like to read while lying on my belly.
  4. I love the sky.
  5. I’m not a very good speller.

What are you working on now?

The third Princess Academy book.


For more information on Shannon Hale, visit http://www.squeetus.com/stage/main.html.  To learn more about YALLFest, go to go to http://yallfest.org/Facebook, or Twitter.

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