Welcome to Yonder and Beyond!

Purchase the book, "Before There Was Yonder", the Coloring Book that includes all the illustrations from the book, and illustrations from the book by clicking on

 Shop at the top of the page.

The book & coloring book are also available at Liftbridge Books in Brockport, NY.

See our promotion schedule on the News & Updates page.



Melanie Macdonald, 6th Grade Teacher

This is a story that needs to be told and appreciated for its insight and intelligence.

Kristen Proehl, Professor of English

Faris has created an engaging storyline that prompts readers to consider important issues of social equality and environmentalism.


Karen Faris

Karen Faris is a Writer, Poet, Performer and Mixed Media Artist who uses words as her primary Medium.  She believes compassion, kindness and words matter.

A graduate of McGill University, she is currently based in Rochester, NY.

Katherine Weston

Katherine has been a working artist for over 35 years.  She is an advocate of the arts and regularly hosts music, literary and dance performances as well as art exhibits in her upstate NY gallery.