BACK IN THE DAY
Growing up in southern California, Kary spent her childhood painting backdrops on her sliding glass door, tapping on her typewriter, or directing (bossing around) the neighborhood kids in one of her screen plays. After college she landed a job as an art director, because she liked the bossy part. But when Kary started hiring illustrators she realized she might be on the wrong side of the desk. Taking inspiration from her second grade self, she made the pivot to picture books. She took a watercolor class, joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and won an LA portfolio award. Six picture books and a couple more awards later, she’s never looked back.
Kary's most recent project, COVID VACCINES, will be released in October of 2021. The second in a series following her award winning COVID-19 HELPERS in 2020, (Bank Street Best Books of 2021). Other projects include Mom's Choice award winning DIZZY, a as well as various magazine and entertainment pieces. You can find her books here or contact Kary to find an Indie book store near you.
Kary lives in West Seattle in an old Tudor overlooking Puget Sound with her husband Charles and a backyard bunny.