Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Kara Bietz

Photo Credit: Steven L. Bietz 2018

Kara Bietz grew up in New England but now resides near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two kiddos and three dogs. She’s been dreaming up stories as long as she can remember; sometimes she puts them on paper and sometimes they just live in her head. Her first literary credit was a poem about her Dad, published on Father’s Day in her hometown newspaper when she was 8. Kara is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary. Her debut novel, Until I Break, was released in November, 2016  and is a Spirit of Texas Reading List selection for 2018. Her next novel, Sidelined, is scheduled to release from Disney/Hyperion in Fall 2020.



Nuts and Bolts: The business side of publishing books for young readers, target markets, genre, typical formats, submitting work to editors and agents, traditional publishing and indie publishing.

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