Hazel Newman grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. She married Michael Krantz and they moved to Long Island. In 1982 they came to Fort Collins, Colorado.
Hazel Krantz is the author of ten books, primarily young adult fiction. Her latest, IN THE GARDEN OF THE CALIPH, is an historical novel set in Cordoba, Spain, during the eleventh century Golden Age, a time when Muslims, Jews, and Christians, lived together in peace, will be published soon. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Hazel’s career combined writing and teaching. After receiving a degree is journalism from NYU, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Hofstra University. For a time, she worked for New York buying offices, planning the advertising for member stores. When her children started school, she taught elementary school in Nassau County for twelve years.
Returning to editorial work, she was full charge editor of New Frontier magazine, and then joined the editorial staff for The Sound Engineering Magazine. Hazel still actively writes, enjoys weaving, and participates in interfaith and peace organizations. She has three children and three grandchildren, and looks forward to working with young writers through Writing for Peace.
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