Author & Artist
KARLA CLARK wanted to be an author when she was a child...then she wanted to be an artist. She feels very blessed to be both. Her passion for writing comes from her father who was a consummate storyteller. She is the author of nine books—three novels, a book of short stories, and five children's picture books. She has made over 100 visits to local women’s books clubs from 2003-2019, is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Rockford Arts Council, and Chicago Writers’ Association, and serves as a board member of the ARC of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle (Social Services Organization). Karla has been nominated for Rockford Woman of the Year and Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame, and was the recipient of Boylan High School’s Alumni Excellence Award in 2019.
Karla lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and adult autistic son. When she's not writing, Karla creates decoupage paper collages that she sells on this site and at art shows.