Karen  Hendriks
Karen's first picture book 
Go Away Foxy, Foxy 
will be released in 2020

Karen Hendriks is a children’s author who lives in a small seaside village in Shellharbour. Picture books are her favourite kind of books. Karen adores how words and pictures join together to create story magic in picture books. Karen is very passionate about writing quality stories for children. She writes from the heart and loves creating both quirky, warm, funny stories and tender ones too. Karen also writes junior fiction and middle grade stories and teaches writing to children. Her secret story partner is Elmo, a little moodle who is always by her side.

Karen was a primary school teacher and has a special interest in literacy education. She is an experienced speaker and loves sharing her passion for story with any age. She is a proud ambassador for Books in Homes; an organisation that helps give books to students in disadvantaged schools. Karen visits schools and believes stories help children create their own kind of wonderful for themselves.

Karen feeds her imagination by being a story detective and loves travelling and exploring. Karen believes that story comes from being a part of wherever you are and embracing it. The more you see and do, the more you have to share. Karen has had stories published both online and in book anthologies. Her picture book Feathers will be released in 2020 with Empowering Resources, followed by Go Away, Foxy in 2020 and Home in 2022 with Daisy Lane Publishing. Karen is excited about working with Daisy Lane Publishing, growing as an author and being a part of the Daisy Lane Publishing family.  The Daisy Lane family has authors who each bloom uniquely but are all in the Daisy Lane garden of story sunshine. A flower thrives in a garden.