Hello!  


I'm lucky enough to spend my days living in a world of imagination while I read and write books.  I also run creative writing workshops, drink lots of tea, and puzzle over jigsaws (not always in that order!). 

My new junior fiction series is coming soon! Major & Mynah is aimed at readers aged 7+ and is being published by Firefly Press in May 2022. 

Join SPUD, the Super Perceptive Undercover Detectives, on their first fast-paced detective adventure. Getting your first hearing aids can be nerve-wracking; especially when you have to wear them to school. When Callie realises her new hearing aids - 'the Slugs' - give her the unique ability to communicate with Bo the Mynah bird, some of her worries are lifted. In fact, having a pair of eyes in the sky might come in handy… The duo team up with Callie's best friend, Grace, as they set out to catch a local thief who has been causing trouble all over town.

Includes high-speed chases, a very peckish bird and purple POO! A new mystery series, illustrated by Louise Forshaw and perfect for reluctant readers.

You can read the first chapter and pre-order the book here

My latest picture book, As Quiet As A Mouse, has been read as the lunchtime story on the BBC children's channel CBeebies.  The book is now available as an Early Reader title. Storyteller Rob Pudner featured Edgar and friends on Entertainingly Different, which you can find here.

Have a look around the website and get in touch if you'd like me to visit your school, library or festival.  

Happy reading,
Karen Owen