Biography – Karen Guinn Robertson

Karen Robertson is an innovative children’s author who strives to find unique ways for kids to interact with reading and have fun learning.

Inspired by her sons and prompted by an idea that came to her in a dream, Karen invented a new way to turn reading into playing for kids 5-9 years old. Her first book, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island”, sends kids on a choose-your-adventure treasure hunt for gold using little toys as clues to finding a gold treasure.

Her vision is to turn the “Treasure Kai” brand into an amazing adventure in fun and learning with a series of book apps, videos and games. The book apps will take kids on fictional treasure hunt adventures through history, supported by factual “Fun Fact Videos” and fun adventure video games online.

Karen has a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University and had a successful career in marketing before becoming an author.

Originally from Texas, Karen lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two sons.

She enjoys speaking at schools and events, spending time with family and friends, entertaining, going to the beach, eating out and has a passion for dark chocolate. She is also a Cub Scout leader and involved with organisations that help kids with learning to read.

Contact her through her website –

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