Karen Foxlee is an Australian author who writes for both kids and young-adults. She grew up in the Australia outback mining town Mount Isa and still frequently dreams she is walking barefoot along the dry Leichhardt River.
One of four children she started telling stories when she was young. She filled countless small exercise books with sweeping sagas of orphaned girls illustrated with pictures cut from the back of Readers Digest magazines.
Her award-winning novels include The Anatomy of Wings, The Midnight Dress, Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy and A Most Magical Girl. Her latest story for all ages is Lenny’s Book of Everything. It recently won the Children’s Book of the Year Indie Award.
Karen lives in South East Queensland with her daughter and several animals, including two wicked parrots who frequently eat parts of her laptop when she isn’t looking. Her passions are her daughter, writing, day-dreaming, baking, running and swimming in the sea.