Karen Magnuson Beil
Pen Name: None
Born: in Boston, Massachusetts
Karen worked for Chicago's City News Bureau.
Biographical and Professional Information
After graduating college, Karen wrote articles about fires, murders, and robberies, and interviewed judges, firefighters, police officers, and even a notorious con man as a reporter for Chicago’s legendary City News Bureau. This was a wire service, a one-city version of the Associated Press, where many writers including Kurt Vonnegut got their hard-knocks start as cub reporters (they were called the “City News kids”). It’s where she learned to read upside down, ask tough questions, and meet deadlines. Since then, Karen has been an editor, science writer, magazine freelancer, publications director, and now writes for her most favorite audience—children.
- Grandma According to Me, Yearling, 1994
- A Cake All for Me, Scholastic, 1999
- Fire in Thier Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them, Sandpiper, 1999
- Mooove Over!: A Book About Counting by Twos, Holiday House, 2004
- Jack's House, Oxford University Press, 2009
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Grandma According to Me
Release Date: 1994-08-01
A cake all for me!
Release Date: 1999
Fire in Their Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them
Release Date: 1999-03-31
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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