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Best-selling author Shannon Hale on Tuesday's Access Utah

Shannon Hale, a white woman with brown hair, looks off to the side, smiling. She is wearing a blue shirt and sitting outside.
Jenn Florence

Shannon Hale is the Utah-based New York Times best-selling author of the Princess Academy series and Rapunzel’s Revenge, as well as Austenland, which was made into a movie. Her latest, Amethyst, is on our latest UPR Booklist. Shannon Hale will join us today to talk about her books, gender and reading and other topics.

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

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