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“Get comfortable with the chaos of creation. When you’re striving to make your art, your ta-da moment comes after a lot of unpresentable moments, a lot of mess.”

Karima Cammell is a painter, author, teacher, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Castle in the Air and Dromedary Press. Her books include Pirate & Hoopoe, The Troll Cookbook, and Commonplace Mouse. A two-time honoree at the Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner, she is also the recipient of a number of awards including the Independent Publishers Book Award and two Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Karima’s current studies include egg tempera painting and the archetypal truths found in fairytale traditions. She lives in Northern California.