Through Different Eyes is Karen Charleson’s first novel, although she has published three science textbooks with McGraw-Hill Ryerson and has had numerous articles and essays appear in such diverse publications as Canadian Geographic, the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and Canadian Literature. Karen holds an MA in Integrated Studies from Athabasca University. She is a member through marriage of the House of Kinquashtakumtlth and the Hesquiaht First Nation on the mid-west coast of Vancouver Island. She is a mother of six, as well as a grandmother. Along with her husband, Karen operates Hooksum Outdoor School near Tofino, British Columbia, which is located in the traditional Hesquiaht territories that they call home.