K.A. Barson

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in Jackson, Michigan, The United States
May 11, 1970

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K.A. Barson graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She and her husband live in Jackson, Michigan, surrounded by kids, grandkids, unruly dogs, and too many pairs of shoes.


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K.A. Barson Sorry, there's no sequel planned. However, Ann and Raynee do make a cameo appearance in my next book, CHARLOTTE CUTS IT OUT, due out in spring 2016.…moreSorry, there's no sequel planned. However, Ann and Raynee do make a cameo appearance in my next book, CHARLOTTE CUTS IT OUT, due out in spring 2016. Some of those questions are answered in that scene. Until then, though, I believe that a book belongs as much to the reader as the author. Whatever happens after the pages run out is open to interpretation. What do you think happens next? (less)
K.A. Barson I think I'd have to say Eleanor and Park. I love that they're real and they aren't perfect. Each has issues and they still like each other in spite of…moreI think I'd have to say Eleanor and Park. I love that they're real and they aren't perfect. Each has issues and they still like each other in spite of them. (less)
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45 Pounds

3.81 avg rating — 4,910 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Charlotte Cuts it Out

3.58 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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I think I'd have to say Eleanor and Park. I love that they're real and they aren't perfect. Each has issues and they still like each other in spite of them.
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Hi Monserrath!

I'm so glad you liked 45 POUNDS and would like to share it. I'd love for it to be translated into many languages, including Spanish. However, translation rights must be purchased from the publisher, and to the best of my knowledge, n... See Full Answer
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This book is so clever and so fun and so well-written that readers will find themselves cheering for a rock. Sure, that rock is carved into an adorable, enchanted gargoyle, but he's a rock nonetheless. It's a high seas adventu
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The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke
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This book sneaks up, pulls you in, and carries you away on a crazy underwater adventure, much like a riptide, except WAAAY more enjoyable.

There's thrilling danger and a bit of violence, but it's not overdone. It's perfect for the kid who really wants
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Parched by Melanie  Crowder
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Each word in this novel packs a punch. None are wasted, which beautifully illustrates how every drop of water is a matter of life or death for these fabulous characters. Told from three different points of view, including a dog (which I LOVED), this ...more
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More of K.A.'s books…
“I change the channel to another movie. An old one, but new to me. And, ironically, a thin, gorgeous blonde—Meg Ryan, maybe—rides her bike on a country road. She smiles like she has no cares in the world. Like no one ever judges her. Like her life is perfect. Wind through her hair and sunshine on her face. The only thing missing are the rainbows and butterflies and cartoon birds singing on her shoulder.

Maybe I should grab my bike and try to catch up with Mom, Mike, and the kids. They can't be going very fast. I would love to feel like that, even if it's just for a second—free and peaceful and normal.
Suddenly, there's a truck. It can't be headed toward Meg Ryan. Could it? Yes. Oh my God. No! Meg Ryan just got hit by that truck.

Figures. See what happens when you exercise?”
K.A. Barson, 45 Pounds

“I'm still not at my ideal weight. I didn't lose forty-five pounds before the wedding. Who knows if I ever will. I've lost twenty-seven and a half pounds, and that's better than nothing. Somehow, though, today I'm thinking more about what I've gained than what I've lost.”
K.A. Barson, 45 Pounds

“And while the shape of my family might not match other families - or even what I imagined it should be - some pretty amazing people make room for me, watch out for me, and love me. Sometimes, even when I don't know it. Make it so I fit. No matter what.”
K.A. Barson, 45 Pounds

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K.A. Barson Gabby wrote: "Thanks for the add, K!
I must say that I loooooove your book!
Hope it isn't the only one! :D

Cheers from Cancún, México."


Thank you, Gabby! I'm so glad you liked it!

I'm working on another book now. It's about a high school cosmetology student. It's not a sequel, but some of the characters from 45 POUNDS might show up as cameos. ;)


message 1: by Gabby

Gabby Thanks for the add, K!
I must say that I loooooove your book!
Hope it isn't the only one! :D

Cheers from Cancún, México.


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