Internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. She met her husband, Martin, on a blind date when they were seventeen and after they both graduated from the University of Maryland, (Karen with a degree in Chemical Engineering) they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Karen worked as an engineer for a large consumer goods company, earning two patents, but as Karen says, “scenes were roiling in my head and I couldn't concentrate on my job so I started writing them down. I started out writing for fun, and soon found I was hooked.”
Her debut suspense novel, DON'T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Since then, she has written eleven more novels and a novella. Her twelfth novel, YOU BELONG TO ME, was released in 2011.
Her third novel, I'M WATCHING YOU, received the Romance Writers of America's coveted RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005. Since then, six more books have been RITA finalists: HAVE YOU SEEN HER?, NOTHING TO FEAR, DIE FOR ME, SCREAM FOR ME, KILL FOR ME, and SILENT SCREAM.
NOTHING TO FEAR was nominated for Romantic Times Magazine's Best Suspense and for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award for Fiction. DIE FOR ME won the Romantic Times' Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense of 2007 and KILL FOR ME won the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Mystery of 2009.