HAYASHI, Nancy. American, b. 1939. Genres: Young adult fiction, Illustrations. Career: Worked as a layout artist at Higbee's Department Store, 1964-66; art director at Bowes Advertising, 1966-75, and Baxter, Gurian and Mazzei Advertising, 1975-77; writer. Publications: SELF-ILLUSTRATED FOR MIDDLE-GRADE READERS: Cosmic Cousin (mystery), 1988; The Fantastic Stay-Home-from-School Day, 1992; Superbird to the Rescue, 1995. Illustrator of books by C. Rylant. Address: 3507 Landa St., Los Angeles, CA 90039, U.S.A.