Sunday, September 26, 2010

Local Author Spotlight: Lynn Miller Lachmann

This article first appeared on the examiner on April 28, 2010.

In addition to being a published author, Capital District resident Lynn Miller Lachmann is also an assistant host of a bilingual radio show on WRPI-FM and a seventh grade teacher. She’s written and edited books for both teens and adults. Her short story collection for readers in grades 5 and up, “Once Upon a Cuento”, featured stories by contemporary Latino authors. Lachmann’s latest novel for teens, “Gringolandia”, was listed as one of ALA’s Best Books for Teens in 2010.
“Gringolandia” tells the story of a young boy and his strained relationship with his father, a former journalist wrongly imprisoned for exposing Chile’s military regime. Daniel wants a normal life after relocating to Wisconsin but finds it difficult when his Papa rejoins the family.
Lachmann has spoken at the East Greenbush Community Library and recently appeared at the Empire State Book Festival. Her next speaking engagement will be this Saturday at theHudson Children’s Book Festival. She will be part of a presentation on “Writing YA Fiction About Social Issues” (with Zetta Elliott, Sarah Darer Littman, and Neesha Meminger).
For more young adult fiction related information about the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, click here. For more information about Lachmann see her website.

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