Illustrator and Writer
||California: Los Angeles County
||< 25 miles
Author of WHOLE WHALE (Barefoot Books, 2021) and SO NOT GHOUL (Page Street Kids, 2022)
Represented by Red Fox Literary for kidlit and DeFiore and Company for other books.
I’m an award-winning queer author/illustrator/editor of color and the founder of Conscious Style Guide
, the first website dedicated to conscious language. Named by Poynter as one of the top tools for journalists in 2018, Conscious Style Guide
is recommended by NASA, Poynter, BuzzFeed, The Chicago Manual of Style
, and Jane Friedman, among others.
Acclaim for my fiction includes a Lambda Literary Fellowship (LGBTQ+), a Table 4 Writers Foundation grant, an SCBWI Nonfiction Grant, and selection of my flash fiction by the L.A. Public Library for its permanent collection.
I belong to SCBWI, the Authors Guild, and the Dramatists Guild. My partner and I live with our cat friends on a mountain not too far from Los Angeles. Find me at KarenYin.com