Karen McMillan is an Auckland-based author. She is the author of 16 published books in a variety of genres: non-fiction, historical fiction, contemporary fiction and children’s fiction. Her books have published in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Poland, Germany and the US. She has had three books hit the NZ top ten bestseller list. Her work has been short-listed for the Ashton Wylie Book Award and was the New Zealand finalist in the Gourmand World Awards 2018 health and nutrition category. Most recently, Karen has been writing children’s books, with her series Elastic Island Adventures published by Duckling Publishing. Karen is also the Director of NZ Booklovers, has instigated the NZ Booklovers Awards, and she is a regular reviewer on TV and radio.