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WHAT READERS THINK

“A vibrant, mesmerizing storyteller

and original voice in young adult fiction.”

Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author

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ABOUT ME

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Hi there! I’m Kara.


I write books about fairytales and fiery souls. I spent my childhood overseas running barefoot through lush green jungles as the daughter of relief workers. Growing up a bit like a Lost Girl inspired my award-winning Peter Pan retellings, DUST and SHADOW.

I’m also the co-founder of the Author Conservatory where I have the honor of teaching young writers to craft sustainable author careers.

You’ll find me with my toes in California sand as a SoCal resident, belting Broadway show tunes on weekend drives to Disneyland with my delightfully-nerdy husband, or chatting about my love of magic and mayhem on Instagram.

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© 2018 KARA SWANSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.