Born within the sound of the Bow bells in London, Karen Lee Field was seven when her parents decided to move to the “Lucky Country” and settle in Sydney, Australia. Apart from enjoying time with her family and pets, Karen loves escaping to fantasy worlds — places where her sometimes ordinary life is transformed into an exciting adventure and her imagination is set free. Her debut children’s novel, Cat’s Eyes, was published in 2010 and her short stories appear in several anthologies. She currently lives west of Sydney, in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I do what every one shouldn't do -- I judge a book by its cover! It naughty, but I've discovered some excellent writers in this way ... as well as some not so excellent ones too, of course. And, naturally, if the new writer "speaks" to me through their writing, then I will purchase more books by that person.
This doesn't mean I will ignore popular opinion either. If my family and friends tell me about a great book, and it looks interesting when I check it out, then I'll purchase it.
And I truly do love ebooks. They are so convenient.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Most of my e-reading is done on an old iphone. Yes, it may have a small screen, but my thumb automatically turns the pages without having to think about it and I am so absorbed in the story I don't notice the device at all. A lot of my friends think it would be annoying, having a small screen and having to tap to turn pages, but it's not. They have even gone as far as to say I'm crazy and should get something bigger. To me, it's the most convenient and easiest way to read, as I commute to my day job and the device is lightweight. Besides, I also have an iPad, but rarely read on that. Honestly, I love reading on my iphone.
3rd Edition, originally published with the title "Cat's Eyes". This is the first book in The Land of Miu series. A pre-teen must protect the source of her anger and jealousy when she finds herself in the mystical, and dangerous, Land of Miu.