Karen Blumenthal is both a business journalist and a writer of non-fiction books for children. She has spent more than two decades at The Wall Street Journal and was Dallas bureau chief for eight years, supervising a dozen reporters covering an eight-state territory. In that role, she coordinated and edited one of the Sept. 11, 2001, stories that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for spot-news reporting. She has written three financial books for adults and seven non-fiction books for young people.