• LIN OLIVER is a leading children’s book author and writer-producer of family films, television series and movies for children.  With her co-author Henry Winkler, she writes the New York Times best-selling book series, HANK ZIPZER: WORLD’B BEST UNDERACHIEVER, which has sold over four million copies.  They also write HERE’S HANK, a chapter book series prequel to the Hank novels.  Lin is the author of four comedic novels, WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? from Simon and Schuster, which feature the comedy misadventures of a shrinking boy and his identical tiny twin brother.  Another  series, ALMOST IDENTICAL, six books from Grosset & Dunlap, centers on identical twin tween girls and their search for identity.  With Theo Baker, she is the co-author of SOUND BENDER and THE SHADOW MASK, two high concept science fiction adventure novels from Scholastic.  Also from Scholastic is GHOST BUDDIES, a four book middle grade series co-authored with Henry Winkler.  Her latest book is a picture book poetry collection from Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books, called LITTLE POEMS FOR TINY EARS, written by Lin and illustrated by Tomie de Paola.  In television, Lin produced the long-running series, HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS for Universal, for which she wrote over 30 episodes.  She also executive produced the animated series CORDUROY for PBS, WAYSIDE for Nickelodeon and HANK ZIPZER for the BBC.  In the feature film arena, she has produced THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN, based on E.B. White’s award-winning novel.
    Lin is best known for her comic voice and fast paced writing style.  She is also the co-founder of the SCBWI, with her life-long friend Steve Mooser, and serves as the organizations Executive Director.  Every aspect of the SCBWI gives her enormous pleasure and satisfaction.


  • I love entertaining kids by making them laugh, and I love influencing them by deepening their compassion.

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