Biography for Palace of Stone

SHANNON HALE is the Newbery-Honor winning and New York Times bestselling author ofPrincess Academy, The Books of Bayern, and the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revengeand Calamity Jack-as well as three novels for adults. She and her husband, the author Dean Hale, have four children and live near Salt Lake City,

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Since the publication of her first book, The Goose Girl, in 2003, Shannon has become a beloved author to young readers as well as booksellers and educators. Her third novel, Princess Academy, earned her a Newbery Honor and is a New York Times, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Shannon has also written three books for adults, Austenland (now in production to be a major motion picture starring Keri Russell), Midnight in Austenland, and The Actor and the Housewife. Shannon lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, the author Dean Hale, and their four children.