Kara Thomas

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Kara Taylor
Born (1990-03-21) March 21, 1990 (age 28)
Occupation Novelist, Television writer, Television producer
Nationality American
Education Stony Brook University
Genre Young adult fiction

Kara Thomas (born Kara Mustafa, March 21, 1990), also known as Kara Taylor is an American author of novels for young adults and television writer best known for writing the Prep School Confidential series.[1][2]


Kara Taylor is an American author of young adult fiction, best known for her Prep School Confidential series. Raised on Long Island, New York, Kara attended Stony Brook University and graduated with a degree in English.[3] She wrote Prep School Confidential during her final year at Stony Brook.[4] In July 2013, she signed a blind-script deal for a television pilot with Warner Brothers TV (Untitled Kara Taylor Project). In August 2013 it was announced that Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are developing Taylor’s dramedy The Revengers for the CW, for which Taylor will serve as writer and co-executive producer.[5]

Taylor currently lives on Long Island.[6]


Prep School Confidential (St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, July 30, 2013)[7]

Wicked Little Secrets (St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, March 4, 2014)[8]

Deadly Little Sins (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, August 5, 2014) [9]


Romantic Times awarded Prep School Confidential four stars, writing that “Taylor’s book shines with a truly puzzling plot, a grisly murder that speaks to her audience’s maturity and a couple of good red herrings.”[10] Praising the protagonist’s “no-nonsense personality and adventuring spirit,” Kirkus Reviews writes that “overtones of Nancy Drew combine with a sassy boarding school spin for a fizzy read.”[11] BookRiot has named Prep School Confidential on their list of “Teen Girl Sleuths to Read While You’re Waiting for Veronica Mars.”[12] Criminal Element featured Taylor’s debut as a Fresh Meat new release, calling it “a fast-paced, sassy new teen mystery.”[13]


  1. ^ "IMDB page". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Macmillan page". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kara Taylor: About Me". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Macmillan page". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Leslie (20 August 2013). "Rashida Jones Developing CW Dramedy With Sister Producing (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Goodreads Page". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Andy (13 January 2012). "THR's Book Deals of the Week: Jesmyn Ward's Follow Up Novel, a Memoir of Young Love and Loss and a 'Gossip Girl' Meets 'Twin Peaks' YA series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Wicked Little Secrets Goodreads". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Deadly Little Sins Goodreads". Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Parsons, Ellen. "Prep School Confidential". Romantic Times. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Prep School Confidential". Kirkus Reviews. 81 (2): 104. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  12. ^ Jensen, Kelly (30 July 2013). "Teen Girl Sleuths to Read While You're Waiting for Veronica Mars". BookRiot. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Maloney, Jenny (25 July 2013). "Fresh Meat: Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor". Criminal Element. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 

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