So Excited For a Fellow Author!

I’ve known Karen Pokras for close to three years now, and she is – without question – one of my favorite people. I’ve read several of her children’s books, including at least one Nate Rocks and Millicent Marie is Not My Name.

She claims that Pie And Other Brilliant Ideas is a middle grade book, but I disagree. I was kind of pressed for time when I got my ARC and was  just going to get started with one or two chapters, finishing it as I could – but I couldn’t stop reading it. The history of the Russian Ballet hooked me from the start.

Karen has branched out though. I like to think I’m a terrible influence because now she’s writing romance. Chasing Invisible is a very good story about what life is like for the families of celebrities, and how they’re not immune to the attention of the paparazzi.

And now she’s working on a series. I can hardly wait to read these books. Check it out!

Author Karen Pokras is pleased to announce her debut contemporary romance series

Karen's series 2~~~

Coming Soon: Book One: Ava’s Wishes

 Ava's wishes~~~

About Ava’s Wishes:

Ava Haines had big plans for her life. Her short-term goals included passing statistics (on the third try), graduating college on time, and securing a job in the art gallery on Main Street. Her long-term goal was to one day own an art gallery of her very own. Oh sure, she would someday like to fall in love and get married, but all of that was secondary to making sure her other goals were in line. Fellow student Max Wallis and esteemed photographer Thomas Malloy were just minor distractions she was more than capable of handling. She was entitled to a little fun once in a while, right? But as reality took a tumble, Ava began to wonder if she really was able to manage it all. Could all her wishes come true?

About Karen Pokras:



Karen Pokras writes middle grade and adult contemporary fiction under the names Karen Pokras and Karen Pokras Toz. Her books have won several awards including two Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, the Grand Prize in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for two Global E-Book Awards for Pre-Teen Literature. Karen is a member of the Society of the Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). For children, her books include the Nate Rocks series, Millicent Marie is Not My Name, and Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas. For adult readers, Karen’s books include Chasing Invisible, and her soon to be released, Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family. For more information, please visit

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Book covers designed by Najla Qamber Designs. 

Books 1-3 – Models: Models: Courtney Boyett and Willis Totten

Book 4: Models: Courtney Boyett, Sara Beck, and Brittany Weidman

Model Photographer: Casey Boyett

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2 Responses to So Excited For a Fellow Author!

  1. Karen Pokras says:

    Thanks Kristy – you’re too kind & you’re a great influence!

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