Before writing professionally, she wrote while pursuing acting in television, stage, and improvisational comedy, as well as studying in Mexico and UK. She spent a year and a half as an unpaid missionary in Paraguay, then returned to US to earn her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a master's in creative writing from the University of Montana (wiki). And she has a fabulous blog (squeetus). I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles (Shannon Hale).
(A Life in Books)
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