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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Interview with Columnist Dorothy Rosby

Check out my interview with syndicated humor columnist Dorothy Rosby!

https://www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/interview-with-columnist-dorothy-rosby


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Talking about developing healthy friendships and positive self-image in this week's True Colors session!

Talking about developing healthy friendships and positive self-image in this week's True Colors session!

https://www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/at-home-reading-activities-true-colors-session-10


Saturday, April 25, 2020





Best Friends...Forever? is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time and you can pick up True Colors for 99 cents, too! This award winning middle school series is close to my heart and perfect for preteens and young teens. 

You can find the book here:
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CH4WVM

I'm doing reading guide sessions for the entire Landry's True Colors Series. We're still on Book 1, but we'll be starting Best Friends...Forever? soon. You can find the info here:
https://www.krystenlindsay.com/teacherparentbook-club-guide.html

Excerpt from Best Friends...Forever?:

I got ready for bed and then stopped to check my social media page one more time and that's when I saw it — another picture of Peyton, India, and Devon hanging out. They were sitting on the couch with their heads scrunched close together and laughing. It was a cute picture, but then I saw the caption: So glad we could all be together for the holidays. Love these guys soooo much! Best friends forever. #Alltogether #Threemusketeers #BestFriendsForever #ThreeBestFriends #ThreesCompany.

My heart sank. It was India’s caption and anyone who read it would think what a closeknit group of friends and not realize anyone was missing from that photo. Sure, I was in another state, so naturally I couldn’t be there for it, but the way India wrote that made me feel so left out. I mean, what did she mean by the "ʺThree’s Company"ʺ hashtag? And sometimes people tagged friends who weren’t there in pictures and added, "ʺWish you were here,"ʺ but there was no mention of a fourth member of the group.

“Ready for bed, hon?” Mom asked coming into my room.

“Yeah, just signing off.”

“Okay, sleep well.”

I got into bed and hoped I was reading into things, but the knot in my stomach wouldn’t go away.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Dash Fan Book Reviews: Blog Tour - Can Dreams Come True?

Dash Fan Book Reviews: Blog Tour - Can Dreams Come True?: Can Dreams Come True?  by Krysten Lindsay Hager On my Blog today I have the pleasure of  Sharing with you....... Can Dr...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Landry’s True Colors Series Book Club Discussion Questions for at Home Learning

​For teachers/parents/grandparents/guardians: As schools are closed down now for social isolation, I thought I’d share some of the group activities I do with readers at presentations and book events. Normally I do these as presentations where I share info and the students or readers can ask questions. Usually the questions tend to be about my personal experiences that inspired the book, so I adjusted the usual presentation and questions so they can work for discussions at home with an adult or even if your child wants to do this with friends online. There are also writing exercises that can be shared or used as journaling prompts. These tend to be great ways to discuss what’s going on at school and it can be helpful to have the adults share their own experiences along with them.

Since I often have preteens, teens, and younger kids in the mix, these questions and prompts can be used for different ages. Sometimes younger siblings attend events and I had a teacher’s helper suggest that the younger kids can draw pictures instead of doing the writing exercises, so they can be included as well. Usually the readers for the Landry’s True Colors Series are around ages 10 and up. Landry is in 8th grade, but kids like to “read up” age-wise.

I will have different sets of questions up on the blog each week and all the links will be on this page if you miss any. If you have any topics or questions you’d like to share, feel free to message me through my contact page on the site.

Session One: www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/introduction-1st-session-of-the-landrys-true-colors-series-worksheets

Session Two: www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/2nd-session-of-the-landrys-true-colors-series-worksheets

Session Three: www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/true-colors-worksheets-session-3

Session Four: www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/true-colors-book-discussion-worksheets-session-4

Session Five: www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/true-colors-reading-worksheet-session-5

Monday, April 13, 2020

WELCOME TO NURSE BOOKIE: THE CECILY TAYLOR SERIES By: Krysten Lindsay Hager...

WELCOME TO NURSE BOOKIE: THE CECILY TAYLOR SERIES By: Krysten Lindsay Hager...: Cecily wants a big life, but can she handle it? Cecily feels like she has it all: great best friends, the beginnings of a career a...

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Next Door to a Star on sale for FREE! ~Krysten Lindsay Hager~







My publisher is offering Next Door to a Star for free on Amazon from April 10th-14!

My young adult Star Series is set in a Lake Michigan beach town and showcases first love, how to find real friendships, self-esteem and learning to appreciate what makes you unique!

NEXT DOOR TO A STAR by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Genre: Young Adult Romance

“They like me...they like me not.”

★ SYNOPSIS ★

Hadley Daniels is tired of feeling invisible.

After Hadley’s best friend moves away and she gets on the bad side of some mean girls at school, she goes to spend the summer with her grandparents in the Lake Michigan resort town of Grand Haven. Her next door neighbor is none other than teen TV star Simone Hendrickson, who is everything Hadley longs to be—pretty, popular, and famous—and she’s thrilled when Simone treats her like a friend.
Being popular is a lot harder than it looks.

It’s fun and flattering when Simone includes her in her circle, though Hadley is puzzled about why her new friend refuses to discuss her former Hollywood life. Caught up with Simone, Hadley finds herself ignoring her quiet, steadfast friend, Charlotte.


To make things even more complicated, along comes Nick Jenkins…

He’s sweet, good-looking, and Hadley can be herself around him without all the fake drama. However, the mean girls have other ideas and they fill Nick’s head with lies about Hadley, sending him running back to his ex-girlfriend and leaving Hadley heartbroken. So when her parents decide to relocate to Grand Haven, Hadley hopes things will change when school starts…only to be disappointed once again.

Cliques. Back-stabbing. Love gone bad.  Is this really what it’s like to live… Next Door To A Star?

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★ ★ EXCERPT ★ 

       The school year should end right after spring break, because all anyone can focus on is summer vacation. You can’t learn anything new, because all you can think about is all the fun stuff you’re going to do once you don’t have to get up at the butt crack of dawn. Summer always seems full of possibilities.

      Nothing exciting ever happens during the school year, but maybe, during summer vacation, you could run into a hot celebrity and he’d decide to put you in his next music video. Okay, it wasn’t like I knew anybody that happened to, but my grandparents did live next door to a former TV star, Simone Hendrickson, and Simone was discovered in an ice cream parlor one summer. Of course, she lived in L.A. at the time and was already doing plays and commercials, so the guy who discovered her had already seen her perform. But hey, it was summer, she got discovered, and that was all that mattered.

       Amazing stuff didn’t happen to me. You know what happened to me last summer? I stepped on a bee and had to go to the emergency room. They’re not going to make an E! True Hollywood Story out of my life. I didn’t go on exotic vacations—like today, I was being dragged along with my parents to my cousin’s graduation party. Most people waited until at least the end of May before having a grad party, but Charisma was having hers early because she was leaving on a trip to Spain. I was dreading this party because I didn’t want to listen to everybody talk about how smart and talented Charisma was—making me feel like a blob in comparison—but my mom RSVP’d even though I said I’d rather die than go. My death threats meant nothing. But still, for some strange reason, I had a feeling this summer was going to be different.



REVIEW: Review from Readers' Favorite: Next Door to a Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager is a heart wrenching tale of a young girl growing into her teen years. Hadley is faced with the reality of the fickleness of young girls while also learning the truth of the old adage of “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Caught in a maze of jealousy, painful gossip, and the status of brand name importance, Hager’s main character is representative of every teenage girl. The author really nailed the reality of a young girl's early high school years. I think this is a valuable read for girls ages 12-18.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020



Looking for at home reading activities for girls ages 10 and up? I'm offering worksheets for the Landry's True Colors Series & session 3 is up on the blog now. Each week will have a new session and there's a link to the main pages with the intro and other sessions as well. There are questions for discussion & writing & journaling activities as well with topics such as self-esteem and bullying & making friends in school.

https://www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/true-colors-worksheets-session-3

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As schools are closed down, I thought I’d share some of the group activities I do with readers at book events to use at home. Normally I do these as presentations where I share info & the students can ask questions. I adjusted it so they can work for discussions at home with an adult or even if your child wants to do this with friends online. There are also writing exercises that can be shared or used as journaling prompts. These tend to be great ways to discuss what’s going on at school. All the info can be found here as well as the 1st session for the book, True Colors. I'll add new sessions for the different chapters as we go through the series. Since I get a wide range of ages at these events, it will work for ages 10 and up. I've had younger kids participate as well. 

https://www.krystenlindsay.com/teacherparentbook-club-guide.html


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Interview with Author – Krysten Lindsay Hager

Interview with Author – Krysten Lindsay Hager: What inspires you to write?
I like to bring hope and happily ever afters to people.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Literary Classics: Author Spotlight - Krysten Lindsay Hager on her aw...

Literary Classics: Author Spotlight - Krysten Lindsay Hager on her aw...: HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA FOR YOUR AWARD WINNING BOOK? I have taken ideas from my own life growing up for the Landry character. In this...