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Shannon Hale

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Shannon's mother says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in nonsensical baby-talk.

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Nathan Hale

Illustrators

Nathan Hale is the New York Times best-selling author/illustrator of the Hazardous Tales series, as well as many picture books including Yellowbelly and Plum go to School, the Twelve Bots of Christmas and The Devil You Know.

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Nathan Hale

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, which includes One Dead Spy; Donner Dinner Party; Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood; Big Bad Ironclad!; and The Underground Ab

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Becky Hall

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Becky has been a teacher and a school library media specialist at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School. Her first book was A is for Arches, a Utah Alphabet. Her latest is Morris and Buddy, the Story of the First Seeing Eye Dog. It will be out in the spring of 2007.

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Dustin Hansen

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Dustin Hansen was raised in rural Utah, surrounded by the great outdoors. But even the beautiful mountains couldn’t keep him away from his passion, video games. His love of pixels and controllers led him into a career in video games.

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Lily Havey

Adult

Lily Havey was born in Los Angeles in 1932.  Ten years later, along with 120,000 other people of Japanese descent (many native-born American citizens), she was incarcerated in American prison camps, first at Santa Anita Assembly Center and then at the Amache Relocation Center.  After Wo

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Annette Haws

Adult

Following a packed book signing launch in June 2008 at the King's English (one of the largest ever at the book store for a first-time author), Annette Haws reached her publisher's one-year sales goal in just five months.

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Tess Hilmo

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Tess Hilmo grew up belting out classics like Amazing Grace and Swing Low Sweet Chariot in the shower.

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Cindy Hogan

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age.

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Mette Ivie Harrison

Adult

Mette Ivie Harrison is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Princess and the Hound and Mira, MirrorThe Bishop's Wife is her first adult mystery and the first in the Linda Wallheim series set in Mormon Utah, which includes&nbs

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Jennifer Jenkins

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer Jenkins had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington, the Napoleonic Wars, and Ancient Sparta … until the writing began.

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Marion Jensen

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

By day I’m a mild-mannered instructional design manager at American Express. By night, I write books. Superhero books.

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J.R. Johansson

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

J.R.  Johansson's books have been published in a dozen languages and more than twenty countries worldwide. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing.

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Julianne Donaldson

Adult

Julianne Donaldson grew up as the daughter of a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. She learned how to ski in the Italian Alps, visited East Berlin before the wall came down, and spent three years living next to a 500-year-old castle.

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Emily R. King

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children.

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Matthew Kirby

Children, Middle-Reader and Young Adult

I was born in Utah, but with a father in the Navy I’ve lived all over – Rhode Island, Maryland, California (twice), and Hawaii.  As an undergraduate at Utah State University, I majored in history.  I then went on to earn M.S and Ed.S degrees in 

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