Ripley edited the overview of Karen L. McKee Monday, December 5, 2011.
Karen Abrahamson (aka Karen L. McKee and Laureen Douglas) wrote her first poem at age six. Since then she has written and sold poetry and short fiction, with some near misses for sales of novels. Her non fiction has appeared in newspapers and magazines. In her words, “a bad day of writing is still better than the best moments of working for a living”. After a wandering youth that took her across North America countless times, she currently lives in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada with two Bengal cats who inherited James Dean’s bad-ass attitude. All they’re lacking is the black leather. When she isn’t writing she makes her living as a consultant for non-profit and government agencies. An inveterate traveler, amateur photographer, and a fan of old maps, Karen keeps a loaded backpack to hand because she never knows when she might meet a destination she can’t refuse.