Meet The Author: Roberta Karim

Born outside Cincinnati, Ohio, Roberta Karim grew up in the country, surrounded by wooded hills, wildflowers, and horses.  Her favorite thing to do was climb out on the flat roof overlooking her dad's gardens, and read a book.  Her least favorite thing to do was clean out the stable.  As a child and young adult she had the opportunity to travel extensively, visiting, and sometimes living in, 28 countries on 4 continents.  She graduated from high school at the International School of Brussels in Belgium and spent her first two years of college at John Cabot International College in Rome, Italy.

Coming back to the U.S. to finish her education, Roberta graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English Literature, and from Purdue University with a M.A. in English Literature and Composition.  While at Purdue, Roberta taught Freshman Composition 101 and 102, Remedial Composition, and English as a Second Language.   At the other end of the spectrum, she taught pre-schoolers for 8 years.

Roberta loves to write. As a child, she wrote stories constantly, but only in her head.  Story-writing was not a part of the school curriculum.  Finally at Purdue she took poetry courses with the renowned Felix Stefanile, and found she loved putting pen to paper. She went on to study short story writing and children's literature, join a writer's group, become the editor of a small newspaper, edit children's and adult books, and write her own stories.

As a children's book author, she has given presentations at conferences, public and private schools, homeschooling groups, young writers' workshops, libraries, children's hospitals, and the Ronald McDonald House.