Karen Jo Shapiro
Karen Jo (KJ) Shapiro is a mother, psychologist, and the author of I Must Go Down to the Beach Again and Other Poems and Because I Could Not Stop My Bike and Other Poems. An avid poetry lover since childhood, she majored in English and Spanish at Colby College where she studied many of the poems and poets that inspired her children's books. She got her graduate degree in psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Karen Jo is a member of the National Register of Psychologists, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Association of Booksellers for Children.