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Anne Mazer

Author of The Salamander Room

Includes the names: An Mazr, Ann Mazer, Ann Mazer, Mazer Anne

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Anne Mazer was born in New York in 1953 to novelists, Harry Mazer and Norma Fox Mazer. She began reading at an early age and knew the trials and frustrations of being a writer. Instead of following in the family business, she went to college and concentrated on art as well as French, moving around to several colleges and living in New York, Boston and France. After the birth of her first child, Mazer began writing picture books and found her craft. She has since written over 35 books for children ranging from picture books to novels for young adults. Her titles include: All that Glitters Isn't Gold, A Childhood Remembered, and Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Salamander Room 1,562 copies, 21 reviews
The Trouble With Violet (Sister Magic, No. 1) (Author) 234 copies, 1 review
The No-Nothings and Their Baby 49 copies, 3 reviews
The Yellow Button 35 copies, 1 review
The Oxboy 22 copies
Moose Street 19 copies
Working Days: Short Stories About Teenagers at Work (Editor; Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
The Fixits 17 copies
Watch Me 8 copies
Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls (Contributor) 107 copies, 1 review
Can You Keep a Secret? (Contributor) 37 copies
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (Contributor) 11 copies
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Anne Mazer is the oldest of four children of the novelists Norma Fox Mazer and Harry Mazer. She had a childhood full of books and said that she loved reading so much she would often sneak out of high school to go to the library. After high school, she went on to study art at Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts. She also studied French language and literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she lived for three years. Her first published work, Watch Me, was a critically acclaimed picture book for children. Moose Street, published two years later, was a Booklist Editor's Choice for Best Book of 1992. Among her numerous other books, The Salamander Room (1994) is considered a classic, though Anne Mazer is probably best known as the author of The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series. Her short stories have been included in anthologies, and she herself has edited four anthologies for teenage readers, several of which have been named New York Public Library Best Books for Teens. In 2010, she co-authored with Ellen Potter the book Spilling Ink: A Handbook for Young Writers. She is an artist-in-residence at Colgate University.
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