Kristin Varner grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah. As a youngster she liked to doodle and ride her big wheel. In the 2nd grade as a birthday salute, her class proclaimed her to be, “a good artist“  and that’s when her career really took off.

Kristin received her BFA in Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design in 1995. Shortly thereafter, she started freelancing as KBoom Illustration and has been creating artwork for children’s books, magazines, toys, apparel and other products. Kristin is a member of the SCBWI, and also a creative partner of Multiverso Media, a boutique design and game development company based in Berlin. She has affectionately called Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany home, and now resides in Seattle, WA with her brainy husband and one adorable little. When not doodling critters in her sketchbook, she can be found climbing rocks or simply enjoying the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Kristin is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary.

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