Kara’s writing has been inspired by her small town roots, her work with youth, and her life as a military spouse. She has written three picture books, a middle-grade fiction novel and four stage plays. Kara is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the critique group Pen Ultimate.
Kara holds an M.Ed and a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She's worn a variety of hats: educator, theater director, nonprofit program manager, curriculum designer, social media community manager, managing editor, and consultant.
In her free time, Kara enjoys exploring new places, making up stories about strangers, and spending time with family and friends in the mountains or by the sea.