Karen Mason was born in London in the 1970s and has been writing since childhood. When she was eight she was runner up in the Write a Limerick Competition on Blue Peter and at aged twenty two was a runner up in the now defunct Me! Magazine 'Write a Blockbuster' competition. In 2008 Karen decided to go down the self-publishing route and has since published several historical fiction novels including the Never Forget and Line of Passion series. In 2014 Karen was a runner up in the Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition and she was named a Writer to Watch.
July 2015 sees the release of Rise Like a Phoenix, the final instalment of the Never Forget Saga. Autumn 2015 sees the release of Hysteria, the latest Phillipa Hardcastle mystery.