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After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O'Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. This book was nominated for the prestigious RITA award in 2001 in two separate categories. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including another RITA, the Georgia Author of the Year Award and in 2008 won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Learning to Breathe.
Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—southern women’s fiction—and has recently expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her tenth novel, The Lost Hours, will be released in trade paperback by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, in April 2009.
Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenaged children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, playing piano, chauffeuring children and avoiding cooking.
I love anything written by Karen White so this was just another treat.Published 17 days ago by Frances E. Patten
I brought this beach read with me to Alabama! I found myself inside reading it more than enjoying the beach. So far, it's one of my favorite's of Karen White. Read morePublished 18 days ago by R. Zadorozny
I think the main reason I really enjoyed this book is because it took place in South Carolina Lowcountry around Charleston. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carolina CB
One super read! Love the Carolina costal lifestyle? Are you a history buff? Passions unfurl, wars intervene, and life DOES go on......Published 2 months ago by C. K. Stroupe
Although it took a while for me to get into this book, once I did I was hooked. One of the things I didn't like was how the story jumped from 1940's to 2009. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B
Karen White is at her best in this intriguing tale of the past and present. The way she intertwines the characters is amazing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diane Weaver