A native of Houston, TX, Karen spent her early years enjoying life along the Gulf Coast. After high school, she attended Texas A&M as well as the University of Houston where she obtained a B.S. in early childhood education. She has written numerous articles and stories, books for children and novels for adults. She particularly enjoys writing suspense and romance. Karen was a suspense finalist in Harlequin's "You Think You Can Write" contest as well as the Kindle Scout program. She now lives in the Southwest with her family and assorted pets.