Available formats: epub
Lyn Fairchild Hawks is the author of How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought, a novel, and of The Flat and Weightless Tang-Filled Future, a collection of short stories. Since 2008, her stories have seen publication in magazines (Relief Journal and Stanford Magazine) or have won awards or finalist positions (2008 Glimmer Train Family Matters contest, 2008 Writers' Group of the Triad contest, AROHO Foundation's 2009 Orlando Short Fiction Prize, and NCSU's 2010 Short-short Fiction contest).
Her novel, How Wendy Redbird Dancing Survived the Dark Ages of Nought, releases in spring 2013.
She is author of Teaching Julius Caesar: A Differentiated Approach, and is also co-author of The Compassionate Classroom: Lessons that Nurture Wisdom and Empathy and Teaching Romeo and Juliet: A Differentiated Approach. Her lessons are featured in Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12.
Lyn holds a BA in English and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She has taught English in public and independent schools and currently designs curriculum and trains teachers.
on April 22, 2013 :
Just finished reading the ebook version of Lyn Hawks' debut novel.
The pace, plot,suspense and power of this novel were excellent. The author's writing style provides an intriguing balance between literary and commercial fiction. The biblical and Shakespearean references combined with popular culture give the overall story an interesting dimension. The author has developed the characters in a way that maximizes the reader's empathy and/or revulsion.
The novel is an instructive lesson for young adults wise beyond their years and who struggle with personal demons. Parents can gain insight about the pressures and risks of raising teens in today's rapidly changing environment. This novel would be useful reading for current and future adolescent psychiatrists.
I eagerly await the sequels and maybe a prequel to learn more about the past and future of the wise and weird Wendy.
Kudos to Lyn Fairchild Hawks
(reviewed within a month of purchase)