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The Trouble With Lemons
Eye of the Beholder
No Effect

Interviews with Hayes
Autographed Books
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HAYES, Daniel 1952-

Born April 17, 1952, in Troy, NY; son of Thomas Robert (a dairy farmer) and Mary (Welch) Hayes.

Education: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, B.S., 1973; State University of New York at Albany, M.S., 1982.

Daniel Hayes lives in the town of Easton in Upstate New York, at the southern end of scenic Washington County. He attended school in Greenwich, New York, which became the fictional village of Wakefield in his novels. He currently teaches 11th grade English at Troy High School and creative writing for Hudson Valley Community College. His goal, in addition to writing more books (his fifth, My Kind of Crazy, is on the way), is to someday see film versions of his novels. Having fielded a number of queries from various producers over the years, he hopes, eventually, to be able to put Tyler and Lymie and the rest of his cast of characters up on the big screen. Should this happen, due to his considerable acting skills, he feels he should, at the very least, be considered for the role of the dead body in The Trouble with Lemons. He's already working on his ability to float face down.


Home: RD# 1, Route 40, Schaghticoke, NY 12154

Agent: Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency
31 East 32nd Street - Suite 300
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-8484 (phone)
(212) 481-9582 (fax)


Best Book for Young Adults citation, American Library Association, 1992, and International Reading Association Young Adults Choice, 1993, for The Trouble with Lemons.

Best Book for Young Adults citation, American Library Association, 1995, for No Effect.

Best Book for Young Adults citation, American Library Association, 1998, and a nomination for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for Flyers.


The Trouble with Lemons, Godine, Fawcett, 1991
Eye of the Beholder, Godine, Avon, 1992
No Effect, Godine, Avon, 1994
Flyers, Simon and Schuster, 1996

The Hayes Farm

A dirt road rolls through the hills on
my farm overlooking the historic
Hudson River Valley.