Join Lynn E. Hazen, author of the young adult novel, SHIFTY. Step-by-step instructions are provided on where to download the free SHIFTY Card pdf pattern and how to make your own totally cool, ready-to-mail SHIFTY Card.
Many thanks to Mike Knuepfel for designing the SHIFTY Card.
You can make your own unique SHIFTY Cards, too, writing a message and adding your art or collage elements to the blank spots. Then mail your cards to your friends or family.
Author Lynn Hazen says, "I find the SHIFTY Card very intriguing. I love how the different sides and images fold, open, appear and transform with room for the individual sender to add his or her own personal touches. It reminds me of how as a writer I play with the scenes, characters, dialogue and plot points--folding them over and over again in my mind--writing and rewriting--until all the story elements are revealed and fit together just right. Still, the story I have written is open to individual interpretation by the imagination of each reader. Thanks for taking a look at the SHIFTY Card. I hope you give it a try."
Kirkus Reviews praised SHIFTY, as "a realistic story that resonates.” SHIFTY was chosen for VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction, as a CCBC Choice, and a Smithsonian Notable.
You can download the free pattern (2 pdfs) at ShiftyTheBook.com
If you make one and add your personal artistic touches to a SHIFTY Card, please post a video of it here on vimeo with the "Shifty Card" tag so I can see it. Thanks!