Karen English is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winner and the author of the Nikki and Deja and The Carver Chronicles series. Her novels have been praised for their accessible writing, authentic characters, and satisfying storylines.
Karen began her writing “career” when she was seven. She wrote her first “novel” when she was in the sixth grade - giving her main character blond hair and blue eyes because she had never seen a black character in a book. Karen believes it’s important for children of color to see themselves reflected in literature. She is grateful for the love of writing and considers it a gift.
Karen is a retired elementary school teacher and the mother of four children and four grandchildren. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.