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Karen Bonnet

Karen Bonnet began her career as an editor/reporter in the early 1990s. Later, she became involved in public relations, working for schools, nationally recognized nonprofits and businesses. As a published author, her articles and photographs have been published in well-known regional news publications, trade papers and magazines.

Karen brings more than fifteen years of experience in public relations for both the business and non-profit sectors. She was instrumental in increasing public awareness of a nationally acclaimed non-profit by nearly 40 percent.

She turned to entrepreneurship in 2008 and is a consultant with KLB Services, a business that offers expertise in all facets of public relations and marketing strategies, using a hands-on approach and applying it with integrity, reliability and professionalism.

Karen is involved in the production of a local access television production, The Writer's Dream, broadcast three times per month on LTV-EH, which features writers and authors, and their unique experiences.

She is the author of a children's fiction novel, Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones, found on www.Amazon.com, www.BarnesandNoble.com, via her website, www.karenbonnet.com, and in many retail outlets across the globe. This exciting adventure story for middle-grade children takes readers on an unforgettable journey packed with action and suspense. Karen provides book discussions and workshops for schools, libraries, book stores, and other venues across Long Island and beyond.

Educational credits include a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Empire College. Karen is an honorary member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society from Nassau Community College.

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Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones

The story begins with protagonists, Katey and Will Longley, brother and sister who journey to a remote island thousands of miles across the globe. After a storm capsizes their uncle's boat near Cape Cod, the children have the misfortune to meet Captain Sharkley, a shady individual who uses them in his quest to find mystical whalebones on an island from which no one has returned alive.

Katey and Will escape the captain's ship, along with the captain's nephew, Bartholomew and a crew member. When they reach Whale Island, a beautiful but dangerous island with unusual plant and animal life, they uncover the island's amazing secrets. During their island exploration, they traverse a perilous cave and confront huge Komodo dragons and other oversized animals. They eventually discover ancient whalebones which reveal incredible powers, including the ability to speak to whales, dolphins and fish. They also unearth an extraordinary discovery: a lost undersea civilization and its inhabitants, revealing a whole new world to them.

Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones, an exciting adventure story for children age eight to eleven, encompasses two themes: the profound significance of communicating and co-existing with animals, and ocean inhabitants; and understanding true courage after children confront their fears.

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