About Me

Hi, I am Karen!

... and I love to write stories for children. It has been a dream of mine to write and publish a children’s picture book and now this dream is about to come true.

When I am not writing stories or reading books, you can find me in the kitchen baking. I love to bake cookies. Chocolate chips are by far my favorite.

I live on Long Island, New York and I am about an hour away from Manhattan. I am also not far from my favorite place, the beach. I love to collect different types of small shells that I keep in jars.

Karen Nespoli

I live with my husband Michael and we have two beautiful married daughters.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @drkarenn

10 Things You Don't Know About Me

  • I once had two albino frogs as pets.

  • I played a teacher in my 6th-grade class play.

  • My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip.

  • In High School, I played softball on the Jr. Varsity Team.

  • I start each day with 30 minutes of yoga.

  • A few years ago I went Tandem Sky Diving and loved it!

  • I always got in trouble in school for talking.

  • Fairy Tales are my favorite genre.

  • In my first college writing course I got a C because the professor did not like my writing.

  • I played the Glockenspiel in a marching band and I still play it!

Short Bio

Karen Nespoli is a former elementary school teacher and literacy educator. She is a graduate of the Institute for Children’s Literature and Children’s Picture Book Master Class and is a current member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Karen was born and raised in Queens, New York. She now lives on Long Island with her husband Michael. They have two married daughters who live nearby.

Gertie Saves the Day is her first children’s picture book.