George Hagen was born in 1958 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and has worked as a carpenter, cartoonist, magazine writer, screenwriter and novelist.
He has written two adult novels, THE LAMENTS and TOM BEDLAM. The GABRIEL FINLEY series are his only childrens books.
He likes history, science, weird languages, puzzles, fiction, poems, riddles, palindromes and puns and is fascinated by how things work and where odd words come from.
He has a dog named Finley.
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For information about his adult novels, click here.
George has given presentations to schools and library clubs of 4th to 7th graders in groups of 12 to 300, from New York to Chicago.
He delivers a 40-50 minute Powerpoint presentation on the writing process behind the Gabriel Finley books. This includes biographical information, an interactive discussion of mythical and modern heroes, puns, riddles, and solutions to common writing roadblocks.
Playing with metaphors, puns and verse is an exciting way for young writers to expand their skills whether writing fiction or nonfiction.
George will do FREE skype sessions for 15 minutes with classes. Please contact George in advance for scheduling.