Karen Fischer began writing and illustrating her home-made books when she was only twelve years old. Now in her thirties she has published her first book The Healthy Skin Diet (Exisle Publishing). Karen is a qualified nutritionist who writes health articles for various Australian publications and in her former life she was a successful model and television presenter. Born in New Guinea and raised in Darwin and the Gold Coast, Karen now lives in Sydney with her partner and two children. Karen’s eldest child suffered from eczema as a baby and she was the inspiration for Karen’s extensive research into eczema and other skin disorders featured in The Healthy Skin Diet.