Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up inConnecticut andcurrently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. InJune 2011, Karen published her first middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 yearolds called Nate Rocks the World, which won First Place for Children’s ChapterBooks and the Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, aswell as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In 2012,Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, followedby middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Karen is a member of theSociety of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).