TITLE: Shannon Hale: 2009 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Shannon Hale
EVENT DATE: 09/26/2009
RUNNING TIME: 26 minutes
Young adult author Shannon Hale appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age 10 and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in creative writing. After 19 years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published "The Goose Girl" (2003), the first book in her award-winning series, followed by "Enna Burning" (2004) and "River Secrets" (2006). She also has two standalone books for young readers: "Book of a Thousand Days" (2007), a CYBILS award winner, and "Princess Academy" (2005), a Newbery Honor Book. With "Austenland" (2007)and "The Actor and the Housewife" (2009) she crossed over into books for adults. Her other 2009 book is "Forest Born," for young adults. Hale lives in Utah.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2009