Book: Shannon Hale «Midnight in Austenland»

Midnight in Austenland

Charlotte Kinder is in need of true escape when she heads from Ohio to Pembrook Park, a Jane Austen-themed retreat in the British countryside. But as it turns out, this vacation is no time to relax. Hearts are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues-real and pretend, sinister and romantic-increasingly tough to sort out. It's midnight in Austenland, and Charlotte is about to prove herself a heroine worthy of Austen herself.

Издательство: "Bloomsbury UK" (2013)

Формат: 130x200, 282 стр.

ISBN: 978-1-4088-4015-3

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Shannon Hale

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birthplace = Salt Lake City, Utah
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occupation = Novelist
nationality = American
period = 2003-present
genre = young adult fiction
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debut_work = "The Goose Girl" (2003)
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Shannon Hale (born January 26, 1974) is an American author of young adult fantasy and adult fiction.


Shannon Hale is the author of five award-winning young-adult novels, including the bestselling Newbery Honor book "Princess Academy". "Austenland" was her first book for adults. She and her husband are co-writing a series of graphic novels, and live with their two small children in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Before writing professionally, she wrote while pursuing acting in television, stage, and improv comedy; and while studying in Mexico and the UK. She spent and a year and a half as an unpaid missionary in Paraguay, then returned to the U.S. to earn her bachelors degree in English from the University of Utah and a masters in creative writing from the University of Montana.

Her first published book, "The Goose Girl", was an ALA Teens' Top Ten and Josette Frank Award winner. "Princess Academy" is a Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times bestseller. [ Official Bio]

Early life and education

Shannon Bryner [cite web |url= |title=Author Profile - Shannon Hale |accessdate=2007-07-10 |date= |year= |month= |format= |work=Utah Children's Writers and Illustrators Newsletter |publisher=Utah Children's Writers and Illustrators ] was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she attended West High School. She earned a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Utah [cite web |url= |title=Alumni Post-it Notes |accessdate=2007-07-10 |year=2006 |month=April |work=U-News & Views |publisher=University of Utah Alumni Association ] and a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Montana.


She has two children with husband Dean Hale, son Max (b. 2003) and daughter Magnolia (b. 2006), and the family resides in South Jordan, Utah. [cite news |first=Dennis |last=Lythgoe |title=Life is hectic for novelist |url=,1249,680196942,00.html |work=Deseret Morning News |date=2007-07-08 |accessdate=2007-07-10 ] She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [cite news |first=Brittany |last= Karford |title=Award-Winning LDS Author Counts Blessings |url=,4945,40-1-3357-5,00.html |work=Church Magazines |publisher= The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints |date=February 2007 |accessdate=2007-07-10 ]


Hale has been writing since the age of 10, but met with numerous rejections until her first book "The Goose Girl" was finally published in 2003. [cite news |first=Tammy |last=Walquist |title=Author's tales: Writers recount struggle to get published |url=,1249,680195114,00.html |work=Deseret Morning News |date=2007-07-06 |accessdate=2007-07-10 ] In 2004 her second novel, "Enna Burning", which follows Enna, a minor character from "The Goose Girl", was published. The third installment in the Bayern series, "River Secrets", was released in September 2006. By then Hale had earned numerous awards for her 2005 release, "Princess Academy", including the prestigious Newbery Honor. Her book Book of a Thousand Days won a Newberry Honor also.

Her writing projects currently in progress include "Rapunzel's Revenge" (2008), a graphic novel she and her husband are writing together, as well as an adult novel tentatively titled "The Actor and the Housewife", a young adult science fiction novel, and the fourth book in the Books of Bayern series, currently titled "Forest-born".

Shannon is also a talented instructional designer. She designed and produced web-based training for Avaltus and [ Allen Communication] until her writing career took off. Lovely writing has paid off.


*"The Goose Girl" (2003)
*"Enna Burning" (2004)
*"Princess Academy" (2005)
*"River Secrets" (2006)
*"Austenland" (2007)
*"Book of a Thousand Days" (2007)
*"Rapunzel's Revenge" (2008)


*2003 Josette Frank Award, "Goose Girl" [cite web| title = Past Award Winners (1943-2006)| publisher = The Children's Book Committee Bank Street College of Education | url =| accessdate = 2008-02-14]
*2006 Newbery Honor, "Princess Academy" [cite web |url= |title=2006 Newbery Medal and Honor Books |accessdate=2007-05-09 |year=2006 |publisher=American Library Association ]


Bold textBook of a Thousand Days (2007) Newberry Honor

External links

* [ Squeetus - Official Site]
* [ Little Red Reading Hood - Fan Site]
* [ Miss Erin Interview with Shannon]
* [ Chris Rettstatt's Interview with Shannon Hale]

NAME = Hale, Shannon princess academy is a great book!
SHORT DESCRIPTION = American fantasy novelist.
DATE OF BIRTH = January 26, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH = Salt Lake City, Utah

Источник: Shannon Hale

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