Karen Pokras

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Karen Pokras writes adult contemporary and middle grade 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 the Whispered Wishes series. A native of Connecticut, Karen now lives outside of Philadelphia with her family.

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Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,920. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Karen Pokras. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Dance, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Other
When 12 year old Georgie's parents decide to move closer to her grandmother, Georgie quickly learns the bad news: ballet lessons are now too expensive. Instead, Georgie spends most of her time baking pies to bring to her nursing home where she meets Eve, an inspiring woman who used to dance in Russia many years ago. Their stories intertwine showing Georgie dreams really can come true.
Millicent Marie Is Not My Name
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,360. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Karen Pokras. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
When 12 year old Millie’s younger brother finds her diary on her computer, he publishes it as a blog for the entire world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of all the mayhem, Millie discovers she is now her school's most sought after 6th grade mystery gossip and advice columnist. But not all is fun, as Millie learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake.
Nate Rocks the World
Series: Nate Rocks. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,820. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011 by Karen Pokras. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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Nathan Rockledge – Just your average fourth-grader, with an overprotective mom, hardworking dad, and pain-in-the-neck big sister? Or the coolest action hero the world (or at least his ordinary, suburban neighborhood) has ever known? Only time will tell. This much is for sure, though: Nate Rocks! Follow the quirky and imaginative adventures of Nathan Rockledge as his drawings come to life.

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Ava's Wishes (Whispered Wishes #1)
Series: Whispered Wishes, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,360. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Ava Haines had big career plans for her life. 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? However, as reality takes a tumble, Ava begins to wonder if she really can manage it all. Will all her wishes come true in this sweet romance?

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  • Laying Low in Paradise (Book 1 in the Casteloria Series) on April 19, 2014

    When Laura & her son Sam arrived at their water front home on a secluded island for their annual summer vacation they had visions of days spent in the water & nights filled with cookouts and fun around a bonfire. But this was no ordinary summer, as the other inhabitants of the island were hiding from danger. A fact Laura & her son do not know or expect when Laura falls for her handsome neighbor Cameron Rafferty. I picked up a copy of Kristy K. James' Laying Low In Paradise, as I love her writing style and sweet romances. However, what I found was not just a romance, but a romance mixed with mystery and suspense, and I loved every minute of it! Throughout the story, I kept trying to guess what the big mystery was, and Ms. James had me fooled right up until the big reveal. Highly Recommended.