Monday, March 23, 2009

Lynn E. Hazen's Imaginary Blog & Amazon Connects

Hello Real and Imaginary Readers,

If all goes well, this brief test post from the Imaginary Blog will show up on my books' pages on Amazon via Amazon Connects.

So here is some news:
  • Kirkus praised my new young adult novel, SHIFTY, as "a realistic story that resonates.” SHIFTY was also chosen for VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction, as a CCBC Choice, and as a Smithsonian Notable.
  • I'm co-teaching a two-day class on Writing the YA Novel at U.C. Berkeley Extension (in San Francisco) in May 2009.

My new young chapter book, THE AMAZING TRAIL OF SEYMOUR SNAIL, illustrated by the wildly talented Doug Cushman is being published this May with Holt.

Seymour's first review from BOOKLIST says in part:

"Seymour Snail hopes to be a great artist someday, but he feels shy about showing his work. He is thrilled to get a job in an art gallery, but he is bullied by his new boss, Mr. Stink Bug. At last, though, Seymour’s slimy glitter art is recognized by Mr. Stink Bug's client, Lady CocoLaRoche, and the snail becomes a star...
young grade-schoolers will enjoy all the talk about slime and goo, as well as the puns about a friendly spider, who is working on something big––the World Wide Web. Children will also cheer for the small creature, who oozes along at a snail’s pace but triumphs in the end."

--Hazel Rochman

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