SHORT AUTHOR BIO

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Karen Strong is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novel Just South of Home and Eden’s Everdark (Fall 2022). She is the editor of the young adult anthology Cool. Awkward. Black. (Spring 2023). She has also written short fiction for Star Wars and other award-winning anthologies. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Karen lives in Atlanta. Visit her at karen-strong.com.

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LONG AUTHOR BIO

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Karen Strong is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novel Just South of Home, which was selected for several Best of Year lists including Kirkus Reviews Best Books and the forthcoming Eden’s Everdark publishing Fall 2022 from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. She is the editor of the young adult anthology Cool. Awkward. Black. publishing Spring 2023 from Penguin Young Readers. She has also written short fiction for Star Wars including From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and Stories of Jedi and Sith publishing June 2022 from Disney LucasFilm Press. Her speculative short fiction appears in the award-winning anthology A Phoenix First Must Burn. Born and raised in the rural South, she is a graduate of the University of Georgia and an advocate of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). An avid lover of strong coffee, yellow flowers, and night skies, Karen lives in Atlanta. Visit her at karen-strong.com.