Karen Filewych has more than twenty years of educational experience as a teacher of all elementary grades and most recently as a school administrator. Her passion for literacy began as a young child with nightly bedtime stories and weekly trips to the library. In 2007, she pursued this passion further by completing her Master of Education degree in the area of literacy. Her busy life includes writing, presenting workshops, and leading writer-in-residence programs for students in schools and classrooms. Her website, Words Change Worlds, highlights the power of words and provides teachers with regular book reviews and teaching ideas. Karen lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family.