Karen Leahy is a senior editor at Dunton Publishing, freelance writer and editor and sometimes poet.
Her memoir, The Summer of Yes, was awarded a silver Benjamin Franklin Award medal and Indie Book Awards finalist medals in both memoir and women's issues. The Benjamin Franklin Medal is regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing.
Since leaving the convent after 11 years as a Catholic nun and teacher of English and music, Karen has held positions as activist, speaker, vocalist, music teacher, assistant to prominent religious leaders and event planner.
An Ohio native, she now lives close enough to New York City to enjoy its international arts, culture, food and energy.