me

My Story

Who knew writing about yourself is the hardest writing of all?

I grew up loving words, language, and rules ... rules that I created and demanded my friends all follow.  That concept morphed into a hyper sense of fairness and fighting for the underdog by middle and high school.

Writing had always been a quiet background throughout my childhood and adolescence but it was in college that I developed a need to write.  The angst and turmoil and growing up all became the fuel for my poetry and short stories.  I had a published poem in college and from then on, I was hooked.  Hooked on seeing my name in print yes, but hooked on conveying my thoughts and sharing them.

Now I have had a short story award, a number of poetry readings, and have started the self publishing route.  I am very excited by the direction my work and focus have taken and I look forward to sharing more with you.

~Karen

Works in Progress...

Click here to see the works that are currently in progress and read an excerpt from Casting A Long Shadow.