About the Author
Shannon Hale is the author of multiple award-winning young adult novels, including "Austenland "and the "New York Times "bestselling "Princess Academy", which is also a Newbery Honor book"." Her first book, "The Goose Girl", was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and won the Josette Frank Award. In addition to her successful young adult novels, she cowrote two graphic novels with her husband, "Rapunzel s Revenge "and "Calamity Jack." Hale received a degree in English from the University of Utah and a master s in creative writing from the University of Montana.