Karlyn Coleman has published eight young adult novels under the pen name K.R. Coleman. Her picture book, Where Are All the Minnesotans? was released in 2017. Her honors include a Minnesota Emerging Writer’s Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, and a Loft Literary Center Mentor Series award. Her short story, "Ice Roads," was awarded first place in fiction at Crab Orchard Review and her story, "Orange Crush," was recently published at Water~Stone. She is a certified teacher and the mother of two teen boys.