Meet Karl Beckstrand
Media professor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 25 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. His survival thriller, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award, and his multicultural kids' books have been lauded by Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus,
The Horn Book, and School Library Journal. Raised in Silicon Valley, he has lived abroad and worked with people from all continents (except Antarctica). His work reflects cultural diversity--not only in protagonists, but in collaborators (his illustrators hail from Latin America, Europe, and Asia).
Beckstrand has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APUS, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. He teaches media at a state college and, since 2004, has run Premio Publishing. Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan's Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters--and usually end with a twist.
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* Stand alone with bonus short story. Family friendly (ages 14 & up); 54,000 words, 200 pages, 5.25”x8” paperback; Latino protagonist, American Indian man, woman. Simultaneously published as A Sky So Big (New Adult mystery romance/YA western novel), also a clean audiobook and ebook—soon a graphic novel. Written by award-winning author Ransom Wilcox (Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California) and media professor Karl Beckstrand (The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living).
Above is Karl Beckstrand's: 2016 International Award Winner!
Literary Classics Seal of Approval
2016 Laramie Award Finalist
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