Author details

Karen Sutherland


From an early age I could always be found drawing, painting or making something! I went to primary and secondary school in Dumbarton then onto Glasgow School of Art (more years ago now than I care to mention). I work 4 days a week as a graphic designer for The Highland Council and 1 day (many evenings and from time to time into the wee small hours) as an illustrator. I live in Inverness with my husband "Soapy".


Local authority where they are based


Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

Age groups

0-4, 5-8

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type



English, Scots

Books written

Katie's Beasties

Katie's Beasties

Author(s): Karen Sutherland
Illustrated by: Karen Sutherland
Katie's bonnie Bumbee bizzes roon a flooer, Katie's strippit Clocker looks awfie dour. Katie's siller Slaters bide ablow a stane, Katie's Jecky Forty-Feet steys oot in the rain.