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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.
Ok, ok, ok....Can Melanie get over her neurosis yet???!!!! Thank God for the other characters and ghosts which carry the 4.5 stars I give this book... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jeanene
Seriously why couldn't she just end it!!!! I generally don't read series and this is why I hate it when the author tried to drag it out to get more money from another book!!! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Sam B.
I love this author and this was an exceptionally good read! Couldn't put it down! Be sure to start with book number 1 of this series. You'll enjoy every minute!Published 1 month ago by TipofOhio937
I love Karen's series having lived in Charleston and on Tradd St back in the 60's. It's been a while since I read the book, but I can say it was chock full of great dialogue with a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by pat watker