Karen Ginnane is a Melbourne-based author for middle grade and young adult readers. Penguin Random House Australia is publishing her debut novel, When Days Tilt, and the sequel, When Souls Tear, historical fantasy adventures, set in Victorian London and a parallel city. Karen has been variously employed as a freelance copywriter, a marketing director for Paramount Pictures in London, a grain weighbridge operator in rural WA, a swimming teacher, a life model, a deckhand in Chile and an English teacher in Japan. She's also taught creative writing and bellydance. Karen also runs a tour operator business with her husband, who is a Londoner, and lives in Melbourne with him and their two children. And two cats.