Karen Michelle Brooks has been writing for 10 long years, and has had poems, short stories and flash fiction published in various forms. Always expecting to write a serious self-help book with her psychological background and degree, along with her intense spiritual journey, she was pleasantly surprised when her Young Adult titles, the Emily Series as it is being called in South Africa, started pouring out onto the page.
Innovative marketing – the Emily series being the first books to be read on the mobile platform MXit – created a media storm, with reviews in Oprah Magazine, Fair Lady Afro-Optimists column, local newspapers and online sites (booksa.co.za). Along with great reviews (actual feedback from readers) in YOU Magazine, Teen Magazine and Bratz, this all lead up to an interview on the most loved Lifestyle TV programme, Top Billing.
Karen wrote the 2nd of the Series, Emily and the Sprites of Light in 2009, and is currently writing the 3rd, Emily and the Depths of Darkness. Both of the titles in print/mobile have been edited by professional editors.
Karen has a love for people, media innovation and the written world