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Shannon Hale


About the Author

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty children’s and young adult novels, including graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends, and multiple award winners The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, and Newbery Honor recipient Princess Academy. She also penned three books for adults, beginning with Austenland, which is now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell. With her husband, Dean Hale, she co-wrote over a dozen books, such as Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge and illustrated chapter book series The Princess in Black. They live with their four children near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tracy Subisak is the creator of Jenny Mei Is Sad and the illustrator of several picture books, including the award-winning Shawn Loves Sharks and the nonfiction Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane. Tracy is from Ohio and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about Tracy, you can visit her website, and her Instagram, @tracysubisak.

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