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meet Karla

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

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.

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recent & upcoming activities
All in-person appearances are currently suspended. Contact the author about a virtual visit or event.


Virtual Classroom Visits

February 3, 2021

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The Fransican School

Raleigh, NC


Cantiague Elementary School

Jerico, NY


Chancellor Livingston Elementary

Rhinebeck, NY


Citrus Cove Elementary 
Boynton Beach, FL


 Arlington Elementary School

Arlington, NE


Western Hills Elementary School

El Paso, TX

SCBWI-WI Webinar

Picture Books with Kerry Hansen

February 9, 2020

Read Aloud Week Visit

Franklin School, Newark, NJ

March 1, 2021

Writers' Discussion Group


March 9, 2021

Virtual Classroom Visit

McKinley Elementary STEM

March 10, 2021


Paperback release

March 23 2021