"Karol's adventures in the world of writing are a delight. She is a very creative and imaginative child."
So said Karol Ruth Silverstein's second-grade teacher, and honestly, not much has changed since then.
Originally from Philadelphia, Karol moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screenwriter. Finding Hollywood a bit stifling, she delved into writing children's books. Reminded of her undying love for all things kid-lit, she hasn't looked back since (though she does still write the occasional screenplay because she can't help herself).
Karol writes all genres of children's literature and currently serves on the board of SCBWI-Los Angeles. She lives in West Hollywood with her exceptionally fluffy cats, Ninja and Boo.
Karol Ruth Silverstein's OTHER, a picture book about the "other" cat in the neighborhood, the one without a home. But he's not without friends: a child is determined to find shelter for Other before winter comes. Sold to Laurie Hermann at Redleaf Lane, for publication in July 2019 (world).
Monica Perez at Charlesbridge has bought Karol Ruth Silverstein's debut YA novel, CURSED. Erica "Ricky" Bloom, recently diagnosed with a chronic illness that's nearly as embarrassing as it is painful, employs her best coping mechanisms—cursing and cutting class—to deal with pain, family upheaval, and the challenges of school. When she's caught, she must struggle to catch up to avoid a far worse horror: repeating ninth grade. Publication is set for spring 2019.