YALLFest Interview with Shannon Hale

YALLFest is coming! YALLFest is coming! On November 9th, 2013, fifty YA authors will descend on Charleston, SC, for an amazing day of free panels, presentations, and book signings. Visit the YALLFest website for more details and follow them on twitter @yallfest. In the weeks leading up to the big event, I’m hosting interviews with the talented YALLFest authors several times a week, so keep stopping by to learn more about these fabulous folks. 
YALLFest
Today we welcome Shannon Hale, who is not only a New York Times bestselling author but is also a Newbery Honor recipient for her book Princess Academy. Shannon was born in Utah, where she still lives today. Austenland is one of her books for adults that was recently turned into a movie staring Keri Russell. Shannon has a new series called Ever After High about a boarding school for the children of fairytale characters, and the first book The Storybook of Legends was released yesterday.
Shannon Hale Ever After High
And now for the Q&A with Shannon:
 
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.
I have 4 kids (including identical girl toddler twins).
My husband likes to wear masks and hide around the house to scare me.
I like to read while lying on my belly.
I love the sky.
I’m not a very good speller.
 
What are you working on now?
The third Princess Academy book.
 
You can learn more about Shannon at her website, on her blog, and on twitter.  
 
Are you planning to attend YALLFest? Have you read any of Shannon’s books? Which one(s) are your favorite(s)?
 
You can read about the first two YALLFests here and here.
 
Previous YALLFest interviews:
Cinda Williams Chima                       Lauren Oliver
CJ Lyons                                          Sean Williams
Rainbow Rowell                                Ransom Riggs
Veronica Rossi                                  Kami Garcia

Comments

Kami Kinard's picture

I love your books Shannon! It is exciting that you will be in SC for YALLfest. And I have to say that my husband would not last very long if he did that mask thing. Yikes!

Kami Kinard
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Natalie Aguirre's picture

Loved learning more about Shannon. I'm a huge fan of hers. I need to read book 2 in the Princess Academy series. And you're making me want to move to your town just to go to the festival.

Medeia Sharif's picture

Great Q and A and that cover just makes me want to pick up that book and start reading.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I haven't had a chance to read any of Shannon's books yet, but the day I posted the interview, I was at Walmart and there was Shannon's latest book on display - seemed like fate. 

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