Katarina Genar

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Katarina Genar

Katarina Genar has lived in Germany, France and now lives in Sweden with her family. When she is not writing, she works as a speech therapist with children’s language development.

In 2010 Katarina Genar’s first novel for children was published, A Secret Friend. And since then she has published several critically acclaimed books that are loved by the young readers.

When writing Katarina Genar is often inspired by what she experiences, sees or hears: a melancholy piano tune, a few swings on a deserted playground or a hand painted china cup with blue flowers that suddenly put her imagination in motion. She enjoys stories with several layers, and is fascinated by that which is enigmatic and somewhat mysterious.

Books by Katarina Genar

The Piano in the Attic

Katarina Genar

Come and visit the school where creepy things happen! Sometimes you can hear hissing breathing sounds in the corridor, light footsteps behind you or something cold on your neck. It is the ghosts! Easy to read and just scary enough. Greta loves her my…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Pianot på vinden

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 30-09-2016

The Ouija board

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Anden i glaset

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-10-2014

The Magical Coat

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Den magiska kappan

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-09-2012

The Guest House Mystery

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Pensionat Vidablicks gåta

Category: Children

Pub date: 29-04-2013

The Ghost in the Mist

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spöket i dimman

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 02-07-2018

The Ghost in the Library

Katarina Genar

 The Ghost in the Library is a stand-alone title with longer text, in the exciting and scary “Mysterious School” series.  Greta loves her school. Mysterious things happen here, things not always visible to the naked eye… Today their librarian, Amir,…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spöket i biblioteket

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-06-2017

The Ghost Girl

Katarina Genar

Past and present weave together in the old summer house by the sea, where Anna has just moved with her parents. Katarina Genar delivers an evocative and exciting summer adventure for 9-12 years. “Have you seen her yet? The Ghost Girl? The girl who wa…

Swedish title: Spökflickan

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-05-2017

The Ghost Dog

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spökhunden

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 16-09-2015

Red Trails

Katarina Genar

The sun shines in a clear blue sky but chilly shivers run up and down the spine when Samuel experiences a series of unnatural events in the isolated house far from the outside world where mobile phones have no coverage. Praised by reviewers, awardwin…

Swedish title: Röda spår

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-09-2014

Magical December

Katarina Genar

A shimmering Christmas story to read, one chapter a day, until Christmas eve! Nothing is as it should, with Julia’s best friend having moved away and her parents being constantly busy with work.She isn’t even sure that there will be a Christmas at al…

Swedish title: Magisk december

Category: Children

Pub date: 04-10-2019

Madam Black

Katarina Genar

Come out! Come out Madam Black! Join us at the school where doors creak, there are spider webs hanging in the windows and hissing breathing is heard in the corridors. Easy to read, rather scary and with just the right amount of nastiness for early re…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Svarta madam

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 01-07-2014

Hidden Letters and Silver Secrets

Katarina Genar

An autumn school holiday turns into an exciting adventure when Erik and Alva find long-hidden, long-forgotten letters in an old summer house and are soon hot on the trail of a secret. It is the grey month of November and the prospect of a dull autumn…

Swedish title: Silvervinges hemlighet

Category: Children

Pub date: 07-03-2016

Ghost Disco

Katarina Genar

Greta loves her mystical school, where there is always something exciting going on. Tonight is Halloween, night of the dead, and there will be a disco at the school. But what can be heard from the attic? Is someone having a party there? Come along to…

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Spökdiscot

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 03-10-2019

Charlie, Charlie, are you there?

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: Mystiska skolan. Charlie, Charlie, är du där?

Series: The Mysterious School

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-10-2018

A Secret Friend

Katarina Genar

Swedish title: En hemlig vän

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-03-2010