Author of over 50 titles for children of all ages, Hazel's pictures books and novels for young people have been published in Canada and the U. S. by Annick, Scholastic, Orca, Formac, Viking and Oxford U.K. and appear in various translations in many interesting corners of the world. Awards include the Alberta R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature , The Marilyn Baillie Picture Book award and the Shining Willow Young Reader's.
Born and raised on farms near Calgary, Alberta, she moved to the Rocky Mountain town of Canmore where she and her husband happily raised their family and where she continues to live...and write!
Hazel was awarded a Queen Elizabeth 11's Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022 through The Writers' Guild of Alberta.
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