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Hi, and welcome to my website.

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Major and Mynah has been selected for the Blue Peter Book Club! The first in the series will feature on the BBC TV children’s show in August.

It’s published by Firefly Press, illustrated by Louise Forshaw, and perfect for readers age 6+. Buy the book here or at a bookshop near you.

Tarantula Terror
Tarantula Terror is out now! It’s the third title in my Major and Mynah series and it features a very hairy, rather large Brazilian Salmon Pink spider called Peaches. When she escapes from a wildlife park, SPUD – the Super Perceptive Undercover Detectives – must find her before she dies from the cold.

I was invited by the Book Trust to write a piece for their blog about why it was so important to me to create a character with hearing loss, which you can read here.

Happy reading,

Karen Owen