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Lynn E. Hazen

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San Francisco, The United States


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May 2008

Lynn E. Hazen writes books filled with humor, heart and hope. SHIFTY, her young adult novel, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “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.”

SHIFTY was chosen for VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction, as a CCBC Choice, and as a Smithsonian Notable.

Lynn’s books for younger readers include: two young chapter books, Cinder Rabbit and The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail, Mermaid Mary Margaret (middle grade novel), hailed "a winner" by Kirkus Reviews; and Buzz Bumble to the Rescue (a picture book).

Lynn earned an M.F.A. in Writing For Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, and an M.A. in Education at San Fra

Feeling frustrated about the long wait times to hear back from editors? Why wait endlessly for an editor’s rejection when you can write your very own? That’s what I did in this write-yourself-a-rejection “assignment.” (My critique group often gives unique assignments such as this to get creative and let off steam.)
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Cinder Rabbit

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Mermaid Mary Margaret

3.89 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2004
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Buzz Bumble to the Rescue

3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Is SHIFTY best shelved with middle grade or YA titles? (Children's Books)
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Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen
"This is real page turner! Shifty has been in and out of foster homes and is always getting into trouble even though, he has good intentions. I strongly recommend this book. I couldn't put it down!"
Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen
"I read a very early version of this book, and I fell head over heels in love with it. Hazen's descriptions of Soli's experience as a fosterkid, of San Francisco's neighborhoods, of the relationships Soli has with his foster sister and foster mothe..." Read more of this review »
Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen
"What a treat! Full of twists and turns and delicious complications, this YA novel features one of the most appealing 'reluctant heroes' I've met in a long time. Despite his somewhat shifty nature, Soli is a soulful kid who's learning to recognize..." Read more of this review »
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Welcome to YABR! We are a new goodreads group comprised of any people that like to read YA literature books. Join NOW!
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