Kaz Windness

Karen "Kaz" Windness

Karen "Kaz" Windness is an author and illustrator. She studied art with a children’s book illustration focus at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where she was a valedictorian graduate in 2002.

She has been an active member of the SCBWI for over fifteen years, and gives back to the SCBWI community as the Rocky Mountain Chapter Illustrator Coordinator (2009-present). She is passionate about helping others succeed, and believes education is key. She teaches illustration at her alma mater and is a RMC-SCBWI illustrator mentor. 

PAL Published Books: Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: Rise of the Undead Redhead (MG novel, Sourcebooks, June 2014) and The Woe of Jade Doe (August 2015).