“A vibrant, mesmerizing storyteller
and original voice in young adult fiction.”
what readers think
Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author
Hi, there! I’m Kara 💫
I write books about imaginary friends (The Girl Who Could See) and lost boys and raw-hearted girls fighting for their passions and traipsing on barefoot adventures (Dust and Shadow). I grew up in the jungles of Papua New Guinea as the daughter of missionaries, so I was a bit of a lost girl myself.
I'm the Co-Founder and Fiction Program Director for the Author Conservatory where I get to teach young writers to tell powerful stories and craft sustainable careers.
I drink too much coffee and love soul-chats and belting Broadway songs as I drive - so come chat with me on Instagram!