Karen Chaplin is a Senior Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She began her publishing career at Scholastic, and was an editor at Puffin Books/Penguin Young Readers Group before moving to HarperCollins, where she’s been for more than six years. She acquires picture book through YA, fiction and nonfiction. Fundamentally, she loves a story with a strong voice and amazing characters that leap off the page and stay with her long after she’s finished reading. Some of the authors she edits include New York Times bestselling author Tim Green, New York Times bestselling author Amy Ewing (The Jewel trilogy), Natalie C. Parker (Beware the Wild, Behold the Bones, Three Sides of a Heard [ed.]), Lamar Giles (Fake ID and Endangered), Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (The Guardian Herd series), Paula Stokes (Liars, Inc., Girl Against the Universe, This is How it Happened), Caela Carter (My Life with the Liars and Forever or a Long, Long Time), and Paul Mosier (Train I Ride and Echo’s Sister).