Author Study - Karma Wilson
Introducing a wonderful choice of author, Karma Wilson, and a delightful book to “StoryWalk” with your child, Bear Snores On. Karma Wilson is a New York Times best selling children's author and is renowned for her ability to inspire young readers not only with her picture books but teaching them the basics of writing and rhyme.
Karma never considered writing as a profession because her mother was a professional writer which made it seem like mundane work. A tax refund put a pivot in her career when she invested in a computer. With a new computer Karma combined her love for children's literature, new found typing skills, and desire for the computer to pay for itself and started writing for children! Countless rejections and three years later Karma was finally accepted by a book agent and her first book, Bear Snores On, was released in 2002 (the computer was paid for!)
Since then, Karma has had more than 30 books accepted for publication. She has won numerous state and national awards, been translated into dozens of languages, and a few have made an appearance on the New York Times bestseller list.