Karen Brough, MSW

Author and Illustrator, Karen Brough is Founder of SentientWay, LLC and Royalties4Restitution. This initiative contributes a portion of the profits from the sales of her books to keystone organizations dedicated to providing shelter, building homes, rebuilding and protecting vulnerable communities and natural ecosystems.


Karen is Author and Co-Illustrator of Young Bear, published by Aurora Books in early 2023. Her two adult kids, Iain and Leslie Brough, contributed pen & ink illustrations to Young Bear.  This mythological tale, set in a mountainous, rural New England village, features enchanting illustrations, poetry, and prose with unfolding events that transpire in both earthly and spirit worlds. The tale includes a tight-knit pagan community and the lives of a pair of Eastern black bears. An elderly farmer lives close to Earth, in harmony with everchanging seasons. His wife leads family and friends in celebration of blended and traditional Celtic nature holidays. A young couple prepares for the birth of their first child. The bears’ lives are disrupted when two strangers come to town, but the uncommon bond between Young Bear and her mate transcends the living world. Young Bear is a heartwarming delight for readers of all ages.


Karen is also Author and Illustrator of Waiting Patiently, published in 2016 by Aurora Books, a 2017 Family Choice Award winner and 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention recipient. Additionally, Karen provided illustrations for Lighting the Earth, written by Diana Lynne Nadeau. Lighting the Earth, another Aurora Books publication, is a 2015 Family Choice Award winner and 2015 Skipping Stone Magazine Honor Award recipient.






Young Bear: Ten percent of 2023 profits from Young Bear has been donated to Habitat for Humanity, and an additional 10% of these profits has been donated to Rainforest Alliance through Royalties4Restitution, a Division of SentientWay, LLC.














Paperback $17.50 + S/H

48 pages, 8.5"x9.44"

ISBN 13 - 978-1-945432-55-2

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