Karen Pokras writes middle grade fiction and adult contemporary fiction under the names Karen Pokras Toz and Karen Pokras. Her books have won several awards including two Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, the Grand Prize in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of the Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). For children, her books include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie is Not My Name, and Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adult readers, Karen’s books include Chasing Invisible, and her recently released, Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family.