Shannon Hitchcock freelance writer

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The Ballad of Jessie Pearl
The Ballad of Jessie Pearl

Carolina Girl

Hello and Welcome! My name is Shannon Hitchcock and I write for children and young adults. I grew up in rural North Carolina on a 100-acre farm. My extended family and love of

the South are integral to my writing. You may have read one of my stories in Highlights for Children, Ask, or Cricket magazines.

Now I invite you to read my debut novel, THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL. I got the idea for writing it from my son’s eighth grade history project, and it’s inspired by a family story.

“With the poetry of plain speaking, Shannon Hitchcock recreates the daily drama of a vanished world.”    — Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author of A Year Down Yonder

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