To the official website of children's & young adult author,
Lynn E. Hazen. I write books filled with humor, heart and hope.
Shifty , my latest young adult novel, was selected as:
--A Smithsonian Notable Book
--VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
"Top Shelf Fiction"
Reviewers say Shifty is...
"...a realistic story that resonates. Smart writing and an engaging narrative keep the story fresh, while an interesting plot will keep readers turning the pages." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS
"... Written with heart and compassion, SHIFTY is a fun and fast-paced read. -- TEENS READ TOO
"Lynn Hazen brings Shifty's San Francisco world to life on the page. Original, telling details, a compassionate eye, and Hazen's intuitive understanding of how love and trust can save us make SHIFTY a book to treasure." -- Alison McGhee
"...the characters have warmth, and readers will feel empathy for this makeshift family." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
My younger titles include: The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail & Cinder Rabbit (young chapter books for Pre-K through 3rd grade);
Buzz Bumble to the Rescue (a picture book for ages 3-8); and Mermaid Mary Margaret (a middle grade novel which Kirkus called "a winner").
Please click on the links to your left to explore my books, activities, upcoming events, news, reviews, and my blog. You'll also find author visit info, my bio, and classes I teach for adults on writing for children & young adults. Thanks for taking a look!