meet Karla

Karla lives with her family in small-town Wisconsin, where she is currently working on a new middle grade novel. She frequently visits schools to talk about her work. Karla is also an active member of the Wisconsin chapter of the Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

In addition to writing children's books, Karla is a freelance writer for Catholic publications and organizations. She is a regular contributor to Living Faith and Living Faith Kids. She also helped create a new religious education series by William H. Sadlier, Inc.

Karla is represented by Emily Mitchell of Wernick & Pratt Literary Agency.


karla online

•   interview for Mom Writes podcast with daughter Amelia on being the inspiration for Meena's story (with Abby Matthews)


•   interview for Cynsations blog of NYT best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, on being a debut author


 •   We Need Diverse Books blog post about books that feature characters with disabilities or medical conditions


•   interview for From the Mixed-Up Files...of Middle Grade Authors on writing for young readers (by author Gail Shepherd)


•   interview for Smack Dab in the Middle blog by author Jane Kelley


•   interview with author Valerie Biel


•   review for Under the Covers with a Flashlight blog by book blogger Lindsay Maeve Schubert


•   a child's review for the Center for Disabilities and Development newsletter, University of Iowa Children's Hospital


•   interview for Bridget and the Books blog with Bridget, child blogger

recent & upcoming activities

Cooperative Children's Book Center Discussion 

Madison, WI

September 18, 2019

Books for Readers Event

Madison, WI

October 10, 2019

Charlotte Zolotow Lecture - Kate DiCamillo

Madison, WI

October 17, 2019

SCBWI-WI Fall Retreat

Racine, WI

November 8-10, 2019

Paperback Release

Meena Meets Her Match

January 28, 2020

School Visit to St. John's Elementary

Jefferson, WI

February 14, 2020

New Book Release

Never Fear, Meena's Here!

March 24, 2020

School Visit to St. Joseph Academy

Kenosha, WI

April 3, 2020

To schedule a book signing, school visit, or other event,

or to inquire about freelance rates and availability,

please email the author directly.

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Illustrations © 2019 by Rayner Alencar and © 2020 by Mina Price.

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