Karen Perkins is the author of seven fiction titles: the Yorkshire Ghost Stories and the Valkyrie Series of Caribbean pirate adventures. All of her fiction titles have appeared at the top of bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, including the top 25 in the UK Kindle Store in 2018.
Her first Yorkshire Ghosts novel – THE HAUNTING OF THORES-CROSS – won the silver medal for European fiction in the prestigious 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York, whilst her Valkyrie novel, DEAD RECKONING, was long-listed in the 2011 MSLEXIA novel competition.
Originally a financial advisor, a sailing injury left Karen with a debilitating chronic pain condition which she has been battling for over twenty-five years (although she did take the European ladies title despite the injury!). Writing has given her a new lease of – and purpose to – life, and she is currently working on Jennet, a sequel to The Haunting of Thores-Cross and Cursed, which will be followed by a return to Haworth and The Rookery.
When not writing, she helps other authors prepare their books for publishing and has edited over 150 titles, including the 2017 Kindle UK Storyteller Award winner, The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater, and has also published a series of publishing guides to help aspiring authors realise their dreams.
Currently working on:
Jennet (The Ghosts of Thores-Cross, Book 3) - due 2018
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