If you want to direct a young soul towards the great pleasures of letter writing, then Write Back Soon! is the book for you…and them.

– Nick Bantock
Author of The Griffin and Sabine Trilogy


Write Back Soon! Common Core Teacher’s Guide

Rip the Page! & Leap Write In! Sample Chapters


I’m the author of a poetry collection, Sister, and three creative writing adventure books: Rip the Page! for 8-12 year-olds (& parents/teachers) to inspire word-play at home and in the classroom; Leap Write In! for tweens and teens to experiment with the illogical and heart-space within; and Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing for anyone who has ever said, “I love getting mail!” I’m also a writing coach, creator of the Museletter, and a visiting author.  As a Poet in the Schools, I create my books with the assistance of young writers who welcome me into their imaginations and risk putting their hearts on the page.  A recipient of a few grants and awards, I’ve held residencies at Hedgebrook and Djerassi Resident Artists Program and currently work from the Writers Nest in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live with my teenage son, a magic cat named Clive, and a rescue dog, Rasco Roon.

Karen’s Books Available For Purchase

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