Karen Yin is the author of Whole Whale (Barefoot Books, 2021), So Not Ghoul (Page Street Kids, 2022), Doug the Pug and the Kindness Crew (Scholastic, 2022), “My Kinda Sorta Badass Move” (Bridges and Islands, Inkyard, 2023), and the upcoming nonfiction book Conscious Language (Little, Brown Spark).
Acclaim for her writing includes a 2021 California Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, a 2020 SCBWI/Smithsonian Nonfiction Grant, selection of her flash fiction by the Los Angeles Public Library for its permanent collection in 2020, and a 2015 Lambda Literary Fellowship. Winner of the 2017 ACES Robinson Prize (Editor of the Year), Karen founded several acclaimed digital resources, including Conscious Style Guide, The Conscious Language Newsletter, and the Editors of Color Database. Conscious Style Guide was named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists in 2018 and is recommended by Poets & Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and countless others, including NASA.
Karen serves on the advisory board of The Chicago Manual of Style and is a member of SCBWI, the Authors Guild, and the Dramatists Guild. She lives with her partner and their cat friends on a mountain near Los Angeles. Find her online at KarenYin.com and her book recommendations at DiversePictureBooks.com.