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Shannon Hale


About the Author

Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Newbery Honor book Princess Academy, graphic novel memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends (with LeUyen Pham), and romantic comedy Austenland (now a major motion picture starring Keri Russell). She lives in Utah with her husband and frequent collaborator, Dean Hale, their four remarkable children, and two ridiculous cats named Misty Knight and Mike Hat.

Tracy Subisak began her business as a freelance illustrator and designer after working as an industrial designer for seven years. She specializes in visual storytelling through children’s literature, storyboarding, and design work. Visit her at

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