Karen was born and raised in New Jersey and still thinks of the Garden State as home. She picked up the pen at an early age, rewriting the endings to her favorite books. It was a mostly unsuccessful endeavor, but she likes to think she invented fanfiction. After a successful career as an award-winning journalist, Karen stepped away from her position as lifestyle editor at a daily newspaper to focus on her first love—fiction writing. The hours aren’t as long and the commute much shorter!
When she isn’t writing, she is reading, watching hockey—go Flyers!—listening to music, or practicing yoga.
Karen is married to her favorite lead guitar player. They have four grown children and two hilarious furbabies. She currently lives in Northeast Pennsylvania, although her heart is usually in Maine.