• Karen “Kaz” Windness is a published writer-illustrator specializing in curios and whimsical middle grade, chapter books, and picture books. For more, please visit windnessbooks.com.


  • Humor and quirk is my specialty. I love all things peculiar and celebrate oddballs, underdogs, and weirdos. I am one, after all! I knew I wanted to be an author and illustrator for as long as I can remember. Where the Wild Things Are ignited my passion for children’s books and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been published as a picture book illustrator and as a middle grade writer, and my newest projects combine both my writing and illustrating passions.