Author Interview: Hazel Spire

November 30, 2017

Hazel Spire was born and raised in England and she came to the US after meeting her GI husband in Iran.  Her first YA mystery, SECRET OF THE SEVENTH GATE (Royal Fireworks 2001), takes place amid the turmoil of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Her second novel, ARROWHEAD’S LOST HOARD (P3 Press 2008), is about kids finding Roman treasure on a fictional British island.

Hazel has self-published three poetry chapbooks: HOMEWARD TRACKS, TAPESTRY OF TIME, and KALEIDOSCOPE. The poems range in style, from sonnet to haiku to free verse to limerick. Subjects include family, faith, nature, and parody. 60+ pieces, printed in a variety of magazines, have won awards from Kansas Voices, Astra Arts Festival, and more.

Seven years ago, Hazel retired from full-time teaching in Texas and moved to Sedan, KS, where she is illustrating an ABC of London and writing a memoir based on recipes. Her other interests are crafts, music, photography, and reading. 


Author Reading: Arrowhead’s Lost Hoard by Hazel Spire

November 30, 2017

Jealousy threatens to spoil Craig's summer vacation with his stepfamily in England.  But unless the kids work together, how will they find the long-hidden treasures of Arrowhead Island? From cliff top to farmhouse to castle ruins, join Craig, Tony, Kim, and Fiona on an unforgettable and exciting adventure!

In Arrowhead's Lost Hoard "Immediately, you sink right into the book and your interest is kept until the very last page.  Its clever balance of suspense and humor along with its credible characters will surely be a hit." - Jennifer Leese.

"Hazel Spire's use of imagery gives a vivid portrait of people and places in this delightful novel for young readers. I can't wait to read it to my students." - Susan See

Arrowhead's Lost Hoard can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased by contacting the author: Hazel Spire