Karen Kilpatrick is a former finance attorney turned author and creative entrepreneur. Karen has penned several award-winning children’s book series (including the When Pencil Met series published by Macmillan, P.I. Butterfly, and Yo’s Magical Kitchen with celebrity bake artist and TV personality, Yolanda Gampp). She also has extensive experience building children's IP and brands through her tenure with global toy company, Jazwares, where she led its emerging IP division and launched a plush line, MeBears, created with her daughters. Karen is the founder and president of Kayppin Media, a company that combines that helps authors, companies, and brands establish successful publishing programs on their own terms, and Authors4Education, a 401(c)(3) nonprofit that has donated tens of thousands of books to underserved elementary school students.