About Lynn

Lynn E. Hazen writes books filled with humor, heart and hope. She enjoys teaching adults and has taught classes and writing workshops at Stanford Continuing Studies, the Big Sur Writing Conference, the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, and SCBWI conferences and events. She also gives presentations for students at schools and libraries.

Lynn earned an M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College, where she won the Houghton Mifflin Scholarship. She also holds an M.A. in Education from San Francisco State University.

Kirkus Reviews praised her young adult novel, Shifty, as “a realistic story that resonates.” Shifty was chosen for VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction, as a CCBC Choice, and a Smithsonian Notable. In 2010, Shifty was selected by Napa County Reads, a literacy program co-partnered by the Napa Valley Office of Education, the Napa Library and the Arts Council. Middle school and high school students across Napa County read Shifty.

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



VOYA- Voice of Youth Advocates
CCBC- Cooperative Children’s Book Center
SCBWI- Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators