Karen Healey is a full-time teacher and part-time writer of young adult fantasy and science fiction. She is the author of Guardian of the Dead, The Shattering, the When We Wake duology and recently-released The Empress of Timbra (in collaboration with Robyn Fleming). She was a 2017 Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury. Karen has been a featured Nerd on The Nerd Degree since 2014, and she spends so much time on Wikipedia that Google Analytics thinks she’s 65+. She is younger than that.