Wednesday, October 9, 2013

YALLFest Author Interview: Shannon Hale

On November 9th, 2013, the 3rd annual Young Adult Book Festival - YALLFest will take place in Charleston, SC. The festival will host 50 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers. Today I, along with other enthusiastic bloggers, are hosting a series of interviews of authors who will be at YALLFest. For all of the details about YALLFest, check out their website at
Featured today is Shannon Hale, author of Princess Academy and Austenland
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.


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