I’m Karen, a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. An early preoccupation with Rock ‘n’ Roll led me to spend my twenties working my way from intern to executive in the music industry. Much of my writing revolves around the world of backstage passes and band dynamics.
My first full-length novel, “Bring Me Back”, is a story I had in my head for nearly eight years before my fingers hit the keyboard. Sleeping and eating quickly became a luxury, a plan I have since dubbed the Writer’s Diet. I channeled teenage memories of plastering my walls with posters to weave the tale of music journalist, Claire Abby, and the dreamy British rock-star crush of her youth, Christopher Penman. “Bring Me Back” is a work of women’s fiction, published by Turquoise Morning Press.
When I’m not creating fictional musicians, I’m listening to everything from old-school Cheap Trick to Duran Duran to Superchunk with my kids, honing my Southern cooking skills (I make some mean collards), or sweet-talking my astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.
Out now or coming soon:
Long-Distance Lovers, contemporary erotic romance co-authored with Karen Stivali, published by Ellora’s Cave
Love My Way, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave
Spark to Flame, contemporary romance short story featured in the Foreign Affairs anthology, published by Turquoise Morning Press
For Keeps, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave
Taking Dictation, erotic short story featured in the Felt Tips anthology (the world’s first erotic office-supply themed anthology!), edited by Tiffany Reisz
Bring Me Back, romantic women’s fiction published by Turquoise Morning Press.
Love Plus One, erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, out Summer 2013.
Forever Now, erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, out Fall 2013.
Sequel to Bring Me Back (Title TBD), romantic women’s fiction to be published by Turquoise Morning Press, out February 16, 2014.
Hiding in the Spotlight, romantic women’s fiction to be published by Turquoise Morning Press, out May 24, 2014