Karen Magnuson Beil

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General Information

Name: Karen Magnuson Beil

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in Boston, Massachusetts

Website: www.karenbeil.com/karenbeil/Home.html

Email: karen.magnuson.beil@gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Karen worked for Chicago's City News Bureau.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating college, Karen wrote articles about fires, murders, and robberies, and interviewed judges, firefighters, police officers, and even a notorious con man as a reporter for Chicago’s legendary City News Bureau. This was a wire service, a one-city version of the Associated Press, where many writers including Kurt Vonnegut got their hard-knocks start as cub reporters (they were called the “City News kids”). It’s where she learned to read upside down, ask tough questions, and meet deadlines. Since then, Karen has been an editor, science writer, magazine freelancer, publications director, and now writes for her most favorite audience—children.

Published Works

  • Grandma According to Me, Yearling, 1994
  • A Cake All for Me, Scholastic, 1999
  • Fire in Thier Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them, Sandpiper, 1999
  • Mooove Over!: A Book About Counting by Twos, Holiday House, 2004
  • Jack's House, Oxford University Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A cake all for me!

ISBN: 0439087244
Release Date: 1999

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Fire in Their Eyes: Wildfires and the People Who Fight Them

ISBN: 0152010424
Release Date: 1999-03-31

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Karen Magnuson Beil on WorldCat

Karen Magnuson Beil on Amazon


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