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Karen Romagna loves the ocean so much that as a little girl she decided she would be a mermaid. That didn't work out. Instead she followed her other love, art. Mainly a self-taught artist, Karen lives and paints in historic Clinton, N.J. with her family. They vacation every year at the Jersey Shore, where Karen spends most days on the beach painting, hoping to one day at least see a mermaid! “Voyage” (Bunker Hill Press) is Romagna’s debut as a picture book illustrator. She will appear with former Poet Laureate Billy Collins in the Children’s pavilion.