Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books and both selected for the Junior Library Guild Award. She is one of the editors of the poetry anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. She currently teaches the Yearlong Class in Young Adult Fiction at Hugo House and has taught the Certificate Program in Young Adult Fiction at University of Washington. Karen has received residencies at Hedgebrook, Bloedel Reserve, and Helen R. Whiteley Center. She has received grants from The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and Artist Trust.