Jo Karabasz

JoEllen Felicia Karabasz, better known as

Jo Karabasz. (pronounced, KAR-a-bass), is

an American author and creator of the

Troop #244 series of books. The original

inspiration was the Girl Scout Troop she lead

for her daughter and friends for several

years.  The first book came from a

discussion they had while waiting on a field

trip.  The series grew from there to now

three published books and two more in


Aside from writing, Jo is a teacher.  She has taught three years in the local high

school’s English department.  Her greatest pride is in her work with Literacy

Intervention.  Jo’s  students have surprised experts with their achievements.