WHAT READERS THINK
“A vibrant, mesmerizing storyteller
and original voice in young adult fiction.”
Tosca Lee, New York Times best-selling author
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.