Karen Kane grew up in Rochester, NY and became a sign language interpreter before becoming a writer. A graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts, Karen is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated book Charlie & Frog and its sequel The Boney Hand, Alphabuddies: G Is First! with Beth Bacon, and Monster Hands with Jonaz McMillan (May 2024). She now lives in Washington, DC with her family, and loves books and chocolate in equal amounts. Okay, maybe she loves books just a tiny bit more—because she could never live without books!