Welcome to the official Website of Karen O. Cotton, author/illustrator of children’s books and books for adults.  You can book her for online writing and photography workshops for adults and children. She does school visits through Skype and other online platforms. Just contact her through her contact form on her Website. Her workshops and school visits are affordable. Contact Karen for more information. Karen looks forward to hearing from you.

Some of Karen’s favorite children’s book authors are Beverly Cleary, Shel Silverstein, Meg Cabot, Judy Blume, Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, Roald Dahl, Kim Tomsic, Jean Reidy, Katherine Paterson, Lily Williams, Jean Craighead George, Carolyn Keene, Herman Parish, R.L. Stine, Dav Pilkey, and so many more it is hard to list them all.   

Karen belongs to SCBWI and the Gospel Music Association. 

You can buy Karen’s clothing designs, journals and other fashion accessories at https://shopvida.com/collections/cotton-karen/

Karen started selling her photography on Etsy. Click on the link below to view:


Karen’s author Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/writerKarenCotton/

Karen’s music studio : https://www.facebook.com/karencottonmusicstudio/

Read her new blog posts at the News Tab. Feel free to comment, too. Just keep the comments clean.

Karen’s K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department book is in audio format. The link to buy the book is under the books tab of this Website. It’s available on https://www.audible.com and https://www.iTunes.com

Click here to view awards from the Wyoming Library Association

K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department is a non-fiction picture book for children. It’s about four K-9s and their handlers and all of the dangerous and heroic cases they’ve been on. Readers will find out about the behind-the-scenes of the department’s trainings and the equipment that is used for their jobs. Learn about Parys, Ali, Ozzy and Lyra. You’ll also meet Deputy Murray, Sgt. Slovik, Sgt. Lambing and Deputy Wright.


Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places is available in book stores and as an e-book at BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com, and independent book stores.

Back Cover of Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places by Karen CottonVedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places by Karen Cotton

“Learn about animals, nature, outdoor recreation, geology and American Indians in Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places. Find the faces and shapes in the rocks and animals that are camouflaged in their environment at Vedauwoo, Wyoming, which is located in the Medicine Bow National Forest.”

Purchase Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places today at Barnes and Noble