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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.
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 2 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 2 months ago by Bedtime Reader
Friends old and new figure out this great mystery! Karen White has inspired me to keep a journal of my long time childhood friends as well.Published 2 months ago by Denise Pokorny
This book is really good. I listened to the audio book and liked it so much that I had to buy the kindle book version for my mother. Really a good mystery and fairly good romance.Published 3 months ago by lauri anderson
Let me first say that I have never read a Karen White novel that I didn't like. This one was no exception. It was especially enjoyable because I am familiar with the Low Country. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shawnee
It was a fabulous book. Friends that helped each other, and kept a secret for years. It also had to do with blacks being discriminated against.Published 4 months ago by Judith C Clemens