Karen read her first romance novel, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, in high school. After reading about Buttercup and her love, Karen was hooked, and moved on to The Sheik, a well-worn copy that was given to her by her Valentino-loving grandmother. These books opened up in the
Coming from the conservative state of Vermont,
butshe wasa rebellious girl who lovedto read hot novels. The single mother oftwo daughters she now works ata university in North Carolina
Karen asks readers to hook themselves to her bandwagon and
book,Jennifer's Outlaw, was published in 1997 and she receivedthe HOLT (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) Medallion.