News, Reviews and Events

VOYA Chooses SHIFTY "Top Shelf Fiction"
for Middle School Readers!

SHIFTY was chosen by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) for their Booklist of "Top Shelf Fiction" for Middle School Readers.

...Christina (8th Grade) would "recommend it to all my friends. Shifty has all the appeal that readers, reluctant and avid, would need— beautiful characters you can relate to, a passionate and expertly crafted story, an exciting plot, and a touching yet unanticipated conclusion. Nothing is idealized; nothing is too ugly. Readers will love it beginning to end."

--VOYA (Feb. 2009)

SHIFTY--A Smithsonian Notable Book
SHIFTY was chosen as a Smithsonian Notable Book For Children 2008!!! (For Older Readers Ages 10 and Up)

"Surprising, inspiring and outstanding titles for youngsters and the grownups that read to them" --SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE

Lynn's 2009 Upcoming Events:

Writing For the Youngest Reader at Stanford (for adults)
Lynn will be teaching a two-day class in Writing For the Youngest Reader at Stanford Continuing Studies on May 2 & 9, 2009 with fellow author, Elissa Haden Guest. Registration begins Feb. 23rd. The last class we taught at Stanford filled very quickly. For more info and to register, CLICK HERE.

March 7th, 2009, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (for children & families)
Storytime & Art Projects at MOCHA, Museum of Children's Art
538 Ninth St. Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94607

March 21st, 2009 2:00-4:00 pm (for adults)
SCBWI Beyond the Bay Presents: Lynn E. Hazen & Susan Taylor Brown Beyond Websites--Facebook, Blogs & Twitter--Oh My!--How to Juggle Your Promotion Efforts, Social Websites, & Online Personalities & Still Have Time To Write
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596.
Admission is $10 for SCBWI members and $15 for non-members.
Any questions please email; Keely Parrack:

April 2nd, 2009 Young Writers Festival in Willows, CA
(for 4th-8th grades: pre-registration required)

April 11th, 2009 (for children & families)
Rancho Murieta Easter Egg Hunt!
Easter Egg Hunt at Stonehouse Park ~ Rancho Murieta 12:30 - 3:00

April 18th, 2009, U.C.Davis Picnic Day
(for children & families)

Past Events:


Take a look at some of the fun photos from The Noe Valley Author Series at Cover to Cover Booksellers in San Francisco.

Children made venus fly traps and mini bee books.

Yikes! What fun.

Look at the bugs they drew inside their venus flytraps!

Lynn signed some books.
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Would you like to buy a signed copy of one of Lynn's books?
Please contact Cover to Cover.


"...Mary Margaret is an absolutely delightful fourth-grader, who is at once childlike and alarmingly precocious. Hazen has written a charming account of a girl's voyage that includes not only the latitude and longitude but the discovery of some of the meaning of life, love, and family. A winner."

--Kirkus Reviews, June 2004

"...Mary Margaret is an appealing character with an authentic voice and believable concerns and entertaining travel story."
School Library Journal, September 2004

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"Shortly after her grandfather's death, Mary Margaret takes his place on a Greek islands cruise with her grandmother. On the trip, Mary and her grandmother cope with their grief, and Mary develops a stronger sense of self. This short, thoughtful novel, written as Mary's travel diary, is entertaining and features a believable eleven-year-old protagonist who fluctuates between childlike observations ad brief moments of insight." --Horn Book Guide, October 2004


Buzz Bumble was published by Bloomsbury in May 2005. Thanks for taking a look. Check in again soon to see more events, activities, and news about Lynn and her books.

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