Karla Clark

Karla Clark

Author of You Be Mommy (Macmillan), You Be Daddy (Macmillan), and Safe At Last (Penguin Workshop)

Picture Book Writer

Karla Clark is the author of the picture books You Be Mommy (Macmillan), a rhyming story in which a tuckered-out mother asks her child to “be mommy” at bedtime, the sequel You Be Daddy (forthcoming with Macmillan), and Safe At Last (forthcoming with Penguin Workshop), a three-story collection on bravery. Clark has made over 100 visits to local women’s book clubs to promote her work and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Rockford Arts Council, and the Chicago Writers’ Association. She lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and adult autistic son.


You Be Mommy