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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.
Excellent . I didn't want to put it down. You will be drawn into this book in the first few pages and it only gets better and better. It's A great cold winters day read. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Debi
I have read almost all of Karen White's books and have loved everyone.Published 2 months ago by Leora Powell
The writing isn't anything exciting and the story line dragged too much in the beginning to capture my interest. It's going in the box for charity.Published 2 months ago by Ms.Bane
Loved how she was able to keep 2 main stories connected with a bit of mystery and interesting characters.Published 2 months ago by jancie
Great Story. I love Folly Beach and the story makes you feel like you are right there.Published 2 months ago by Shea Nygaard
I have really gotten hooked on White's novels. This one was well written and captivating. It was one of those kinds of books that one hates to see end.Published 4 months ago by Dorothy Gill