Karina Yan Glaser grew up in Illinois and California, and when she was young her favorite place in the whole entire world was New York City. She ended up going to college in New York City and never moved away. She now lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescue animals.
Karina started writing The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street when her uncle dared her to write a book. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author; her books include The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, and The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue. She is currently working on books four and five in the Vanderbeekers series.
Karina’s books have been translated into twelve languages and have been optioned for film by Amy Poehler (a comedian, actress, and producer). She is also a contributing editor for Book Riot and co-host of the Kidlit These Days podcast. One of Karina’s proudest achievements is raising two kids who can’t go anywhere without a book. Find her online at www.karinaglaser.com