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June 07, 2012


Christina Willson

Le sigh... :D

Ginger J

Shannon Hale, you are hilarious. I particularly like the photo with Tobin, who is also hilarious. But the John Green one is a close runner-up. You wear the branch well.


Too funny! You are really photogenic!


I just added "attend BEA" to my bucket list. :)


And now I want a swag bag.

And to run into you at BEA. Alas, not this year....


Oh my gosh, Shannon, you make the best picture faces. It looks like BEA was a blast!!


Thank you for cracking me up this morning with your faces. And seeing you with some of my favorite authors (don't worry, you're one of them). It's nice to see y'all acting normal, which in my interpretation would be slightly goofy.

My mom couldn't get a normal picture of me for years and years. In fact, I made so many faces growing up, that the only time my smile was normal was for school pictures and I think she bribed me to smile normally. So she was completely blown away when we got our wedding pictures back (over 10 years now) and I only had a goofy face in 2 of the 300 shots.

It's good to be silly.


I love John Green. I also love it when worlds collide like this.

melissa @ 1lbr

I love the photos - especially the ones with just your eye or a part of your head showing :) Looks like it was a lot of fun!


Those pictures made me smile!

Kathryn @ Clean Teen Fiction

Oh I'm jealous!! I will have to make it to BEA one of these years. Thanks for the pictures. It made me feel like I was there. :)


You look so happy! I'm glad you had a good time. You need those experiences so that you don't lose your adult language. I think mine is down by at least 40%. My pre-teen is starting to use bigger words than I use. :D

Karen Adair

Oh my goodness...what fun!!!!! If the pictures are any indication of how much fun BEA is, I'M IN!!!!!!! Hahaha. Glad you had such a good time. Can't wait to read Palace of Stone!

Barbara Moon

Thanks for the photos. I believe I was the fan who mentioned the astonishing resemblance to your face & the cover image. Thanks for the signed ARC

Shelley Moore Thomas

What an awesome visit! Branch=awesome.

Wish I could have been there...would have loved a Palace of Stone ARC!!


Wow that looks like an amazing event! I can't believe that you know John Green, you are two of my most favorite authors!

Kai Strand

These photos are awesome. So much fun to look at in a "wish I'd been able to go" kind of way. Thanks for sharing.


I want to go to BEA so bad I can't even stand it! Although I'm a total nerd when I meet authors/illustrators/people I admire, so I wouldn't have cool pictures. I would just have embarrassing stories about being a total dork in front of good authors.


As amazing as all these people are...

The best part is your expressions.

Glad you have a good time!


It looks like you had a great time! I loved seeing these photos. Wish I could've gone to BEA! someday, someday.


I am so utterly jealous. But it's probably best I am unable to go to such things, because I'd be squealing at meeting every one of you!!

Amelia Loken

Looks like you had soooo much fun! Awesome! I loved them all, but the last one with the giant "Reached" book was very cool.
BEA is on my bucket list...one day! :)


Awesome pictures, Shannon! Now I have a sudden urge to get a red dress and go take a picture with that REACHED cover. :)


so THAT's what MT Anderson looks like.

Ashley R.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Just awesome. Sounds like so much fun. I want to go someday. Bucket list. :):):) Congratulations for all of your success!

Ashley R.

Oh, and by the way, I love your hair in braids. It's so cute! :)


someday... Oh, well. Glad you had a good time.


I love that "Five Utahns crashed into each other." It's a small world, after all!


Yeah I agree with the last post. Brandon Mull is one of my most favorite authors! I'd love to meet both of you!

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