pollen1.png
background.png
name.png
tagline.png
pollen2.png
pollen2.png
pollen2.png
MY
BOOKS
MY
BOOKS
pollen2.png
pollen1.png
what
i'm
writing
what
i'm
writing
pollen1.png
pollen2.png
Kara's
bookshelf
pollen2.png
Kara's
bookshelf

“A vibrant, mesmerizing storyteller

and original voice in young adult fiction.”

what readers think

Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author

pollen2.png
pollen1.png
Dust_Cover.jpg
 
Kara Swanson_Headshot Close Up.jpg
pollen2.png

about me

pollen1.png

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!

 

 

Click here to join my bookish community on Facebook

press kit.png
pressevents.png
pollen2.png