From birth until the age of 18, Karen (née Mitchell) lived at the Beehive area in between Horwich and Bolton and attended Chorley New Road Infant and Junior schools, and Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School (1953-1960). After spending 3 years training to be an Infant Teacher at Edge Hill College in Ormskirk, she taught in Liverpool for 3 years, where she met her husband-to-be.
Once married, they moved to Rainford, near St. Helens. After raising 3 children. Karen resumed her teaching career, which continued until she took early retirement in 1994. With her children now young adults, Karen began to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. It was in 2000 that her first novella was published. Over thirty more followed, a variety of contemporary and historical novellas, some of which are set in Horwich and Bolton and are still available to borrow from libraries. (Some of these are now available as e-books.)
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Just A Summer Romance
When Lysette Dupont decides to help her grandfather restore his old windmill on Ile D'Oleron off the west coast of France, she doesn't want to get sidetracked into pursuing a deepening interest in bohemian artist Xavier Monsigny. Later, when her friend Dani joins her on the island and meets Alex Gallepe, they are all drawn into intrigue and danger. Will the summer romances stand the test of time?
A Taste Of Happiness
When Giselle Anderson goes to build up her father's newly-acquired restaurant on an island off the west coast of France, she intends it to be a short-term project. Her father's business partner, Jean-Paul Morville, makes it clear that he is not going to be a silent partner. Will Gisellle be able to work alongside him? And what is Jean-Paul hiding about his past?
To Face The Past
When Eva Cunningham begins a new job as assistant manager at a hotel in south Wales the last person she expects to meet is Matt Talbot, the man she divorced three years ago. When perplexing incidents that threaten the hotel's future occur, Eva and Matt have to work together to save the hotel's reputation. Can Eva re-evaluate the incidents in the past that destroyed their marriage?
A hit-and-run victim identified as Melissa Fielding, cannot connect with her surroundings ... and her past risky lifestyle is starting to catch up with her. When her memory begins to return she is faced with a dilemma, because, in searching for the truth, she may lose all she has gained.