Karen was born in North Yorkshire but has lived in Buckinghamshire with her
husband and three children for many years.
She's loved writing since childhood and when she was eleven had a poem published in 'Judy' comic, which she dined out on for years before deciding she'd better move on and write something else.
After joining an online writing group, Karen began submitting short stories to women's magazines and has sold more than 300 in the UK and abroad.
She never let go of her dream to write a novel, inspired by some of her early favourite romantic comedy authors, and was thrilled to be approached by award-winning publisher Bookouture to write her popular Beachside series. Writing 3 novels in a year was a challenge but one she enjoyed rising to, following those with three more books, this time set in fictional Seashell Cove, and her third series features The Little French Cafe located in the beautiful Ile de Re in France.
Three previous romcoms, with a paranormal twist, can be downloaded from Amazon and are also available as audiobooks. Karen loves listening to books in the car and has been known to prolong a journey so she can listen for longer.
A recent step to the dark side saw Karen switch to writing psychological thrillers. Your Life for Mine is available as an ebook, paperback or audiobook and her second And Then She Ran will be published in April 2021. Karen has also co-written thriller The Secret Sister with friend and fellow author Amanda Brittany and their next book The Perfect Nanny is out on March 31st 2021.
Karen (right) with co-author,
When she's not writing, Karen reads a lot and somehow fits in plenty of film and TV watching, baking, photography and walking through the woods and fields around where she lives, which is excellent for plotting books (and working off the cake.)