Kara McDowell is the author of novels for young adults. After receiving her BA in English Literature, she worked as a freelance writer and blogger before publishing her debut novel, Just for Clicks. Her second novel, the holiday romance One Way or Another, was published in October 2020 by Scholastic and has sold at auction into a number of foreign territories. Her next YA novel, This Might Get Awkward, will be published by Scholastic in March 2022. She lives with her husband and three sons in Arizona.