My latest book . . . Is now available!

Paperback coming January 2014

. . . And my first YA novel (still without a title!) will be published by Simon Pulse in early 2015!

33 Minutes

Sam Lewis is going to get his butt kicked in exactly thirty-three minutes. He knows this because yesterday his ex-best friend Morgan Sturtz told him, “I am totally going to kick your butt tomorrow at recess.” All that’s standing between Sam and this unfortunate butt-kicking is the last few minutes of social studies and his lunch period. But how did Sam and Morgan end up here? How do best friends become EX-best friends? And will Morgan act on his threat? Hilarious and heartfelt, 33 Minutes shows how even the best of friendships aren’t always forever.


Praise for 33 Minutes

“Funny, fast-paced, and quite poignant, 33 Minutes beautifully captures one of the greatest heartbreaks of middle school: the end of a friendship.” –R.J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

“Todd Hasak-Lowy writes for kids and hits the mark . . . The weighty matters of losing a friend and learning how to define oneself without the stability of a longtime pal are front and center in 33 Minutes, but the book also has moments of whimsy.” — Chicago Tribune

“Readers will be rooting for Sam Lewis from minute one . . . Humorous and thoughtful, 33 Minutes will keep young readers turning pages right to the end.” –Ingrid Law, Newbery honor winning author of Savvy  Read More

And check out this amazing book talk by a talented young reader

Recent and Future Appearances

Jerling Middle School, Orland Park, IL, September 17th

Hermes Elementary School, Aurora, IL, September 18th

Prairie Elementary School, Naperville, IL, September 18th

Orland Junior High School, Orland Park, IL, September 19th

Bannockburn School, Bannockburn, IL, November 5th

Dawes Elementary School, Evanston, IL, November 13th

Highland Park Public Library, Read-A-Thon Kick-Off, January 11th, 2014

Author Events

I’m scheduling school visits for the 2013-2014 school year. Interested?  Please contact me!  Learn More