Karen Bass is the multi-award-winning author of a number of novels for young adult readers. Her forthcoming novel, Blood Donor, which will be released in August 2021, was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Graffiti Knight won the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, the R. Ross Annett Award, and the CAA Exporting Alberta Award, among other honours. Uncertain Soldier won the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was a finalist for the OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award. Karen lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she moved from northwest Alberta. There she was a public library manager for sixteen years before turning to full-time writing.