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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 have read several novels by this author, and this is the best yet. The idea of scars both visible and invisible admirably explored, and characters well defined. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gardener58
I have just found this book in my kindle library, it has been there for 5 years and had it not been for an update flag against it while I was doing some housekeeping I would never... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peta Benjamin
Great read....lots of struggles with past choices. Teaches about love and forgiveness.Published 2 months ago by dianne
The further i got into the harder it was to put down. You get to love most of the characters even the ones you don't care to much for in the beginningPublished 5 months ago by doris
This is my favorite of all her books, and I love them all. I kept glancing down to make sure I still had a good percentage of book left. When I finished, I almost cried. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bedtime Reader