Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author or Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press.  She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for University of Washington and Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program.