Lynn's Bio

Lynn E. Hazen writes children's and young adult books filled with humor, heart and hope. Kirkus Reviews praised SHIFTY, her young adult novel, 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."

Lynn's books for younger readers include: CINDER RABBIT, THE AMAZING TRAIL OF SEYMOUR SNAIL (both young chapter books), BUZZ BUMBLE TO THE RESCUE (a picture book), & MERMAID MARY MARGARET (a middle grade novel). 

Lynn earned an M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College where she won the Houghton Mifflin Scholarship. She holds an M.A. in Education from San Francsico State University and a B.S. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from U.C. Davis. (photo credit: Sonya Sones)

Lynn E. Hazen enjoys giving presentations at schools, libraries, conferences, and literary events. She teaches classes in Writing for Children & Young Adults at UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford Continuing Studies.

Lynn lives with her family in Northern California where she enjoys gardening, hiking, collecting beach glass, and splashing around in the water. Inspiration often comes from her own kids as well as the exuberant children she encounters as a preschool director.

Author Visits

Lynn enjoys meeting students, teachers, parents, and librarians while visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores for author talks, special craft activities, and book fairs. She is available to speak at conferences for writers or educators.

Links to More Interviews & Info About Lynn:

Lynn as a Young Child (including photos & a report card!!)
Author Lynn's FAQ
Lynn Featured on Cynsations (Cynthia Leitch Smith's site)
Q & A with Lynn: Through The Tollbooth

Lynn's Blog & Other Websites: