Our Designers

Karma Wilson and
Jane Chapman

Collections by Karma Wilson and
Jane Chapman:

Karma Wilson grew up in the wilds of North Idaho.TV reception was limited to 3 channels, playing outdoors was fun, but reading was Karma’s “first love” and by age 11 she was devouring a novel a day.

At the age of 27, wife and mother of three young children, Karma realized that she loved well written children’s books of all kinds.With the purchase of a family computer, Karma honed her typing skills and started writing for children. Three years later, after countless rejections, Karma was finally accepted by a book agent. Her first book, Bear Snores On, was released in 2002.

Since then, Karma has had over 30 books accepted for publication. Her books grace the shelves of libraries and bookstores worldwide. Karma has received numerous awards, her books have been translated into dozens of languages, and a few have made an appearance on the New York Times bestseller list!

Karma’s humorous, rhythmic picture books share her faith in a fun, understandable way. She hopes her books bring joy to children and families everywhere. Visit Karma’s website at www.karmawilson.com to learn more about this talented author.

Jane Chapman is a graduate of Brighton University in East Sussex, England. She is the illustrator of over 100 books for children, including Karma Wilson’s Bear Snores On, Bear Wants More, Bear Stays Up for Christmas, as well as Dilly Duckling by Claire Freedman and I Love My Mama by Peter Kavanagh. Bear Sees Colors is the first in the series of bear books which introduces Bear and his Friends to younger children. 

As the illustrator of Karma Wilson’s stories, Jane’s job is to expand on Karma’s clever, lilting rhyme and to visually show the life of Bear. 

Jane’s work is published under 2 names: Jane Chapman (her real name), and Jack Tickle (her pseudonym). Her books have been published in more than 18 countries and in over 20 different languages. In 2012, Jane started writing children’s books too. Visit Jane’s website at www.chapmanandwarnes.com to learn more about this talented artist.