Karen Dale Trask

Biography

Born Karen Dale Stefaniak, and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Karen had the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe by the ripe old age of 17. She experienced the treasures of the world first hand on her trips to many continents and countries by the age of 21. She then graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she majored in Advertising.

Since moving to Arizona in 1978, Karen has worn a variety of hats, utilizing her many talents in the areas of design, writing and teaching. While working for a variety of small companies and large corporations she was responsible for creating technical drawings, writing technical manuals and advertising copy. She has designed thousands of small format layouts and her illustrations have been used in brochures, on packaging and in trade show displays.

Karen also enjoyed the several years she spent teaching a variety of art classes and photography to children and adults. Being blessed with equal left and right brain abilities, in addition to her visual arts, she has also enjoyed writing since her youth. The extremely determined Trask published her first suspense novel in 1997, and continues to create and publish manuscripts for screenplays, novels, children’s stories, and stage plays.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. I was surrounding by brilliant people, inventors, creators. How can that not rub off on a person!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was tired of wasting time and money only to be rejected by the big publishers. People enjoy the way I write, they like my paranormal stories. I wanted to get all these thoughts out of my head and into the minds of people who enjoy a good ghost story.
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Books

Forgive Us Our Typos
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Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
An indie author's perspective on the frequency of typos found in Indie-authored books.
The Great Still Life Adventure
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Christine Marie Bay, sensitive to all things paranormal, receives an unusual envelope in the mail, which is followed up by an out-of-the-blue phone call from Scott Bennett of Edwardsville; after which a mysterious package arrives. All of which leads Chris on a wonderfully unusual adventure with new friends, and eventually reminds Chris of a very special gift she once received so very long ago.
Herkimer Takes A Hike
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
An apprehensive bear cub goes in search of a new place to live. A story to teach young readers, and remind older readers, the rewards of finding the courage and perseverance to tackle the unknown, believing in yourself and others, while on the great adventure otherwise known as Life!
Next Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,910. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes it takes soul mates forever to get together - especially when someone is trying to make sure they never do. An attack at a renaissance festival brings two people together in pursuit of the story. They also realize they seem to share the same dream they've had throughout their lives. A dream which includes the haggard creature who is wanted for questioning regarding the attack.
Stealing Back The Moon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,950. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A vacation of a lifetime turns deadly, as a couple from Arizona are caught in the middle of a centuries old silent war between two native tribes in which each hope to gain possession of a gift that the moon once gave to the people of the earth. Long ago, when the tribes were united, this gift was their most prized possession throughout the centuries. A gift that could bring life or death.
A Secret Within
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,950. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
An inheritance...That’s supposed to be a good thing, isn’t it? It is not until the death of Mr. Jon Bennett that several people in the small town of Edwardsville, Arizona learn that their interwoven lives have been based upon lies, deception, and fear. But most importantly, they learn that no matter how deeply buried, secrets can be very dangerous things.

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