Photo: Corey Hayes

Photo: Corey Hayes

Originally from California, Karina came to New York City for college and has stuck around for nearly twenty years. She has had a varied career teaching and implementing literacy programs in family homeless shelters and recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer in under resourced areas around the world. Now as a mother, one of her proudest achievements is raising two kids who can’t go anywhere without a book. She lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, dog, cat, and house rabbit. 

Karina is a contributing editor at Book Riot where she writes about children's books and her life as a reader. Check out her posts here.

Karina is represented by Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd.