Welcome to the virtual home of Karuna Riazi. She is a YA and MG author, educator and diversity advocate. Karuna is the author of The Gauntlet, one of the Spring 2017 lead titles for Simon and Schuster/Salaam Reads, and its forthcoming companion, The Battle. Her contributions may also be found in anthologies such as Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (Algonquin, 2017), How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation (Wednesday Books, 2018) and Unbroken (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018). She works for diverse book packager Cake Literary and is currently seeking representation for her own wondrous worlds of magic and mayhem.