Karen is the author of the Gray Whale Inn mystery series. The first of which, Murder on the Rocks, was nominated for an Agatha award for Best First Novel. She has also authored the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy, featuring reluctant werewolf Sophie Garou. Her readers nominated Leader of the Pack for the Paranormal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature (P.E.A.R.L.); thanks to them, the book was a finalist in the ‘Best Shapeshifter Romance’ category.

When she’s not toting children to or from activities, teaching writing classes, or hitting the Hike and Bike trail, you can often find Karen at her local coffeehouse working on her next book. She lives in Austin with her husband, two children, and a house rabbit named Bunny.

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