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Karen Abrahamson wrote her first poem at age six. Since then she has written and sold poetry and short fiction. In her words, “a bad day of writing is still better than the best moments of working for a living”.
After a wandering youth that took her across North America countless times, she currently lives in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada.
An inveterate traveler, amateur photographer, and a fan of old maps, Karen keeps a loaded backpack to hand because she never knows when she might meet a destination she can't refuse.
Falcon Ridge Publishing
on Sep. 23, 2011 :
This short story features the teenage Vallon Drake before she becomes an agent for the American Geological Survey. She’s at school (the AGS Prep Academy, of course) and is a handful for her principal and her guardian. She’s a young woman with extraordinary powers in a school full of extraordinary young people, none of whom she gets along with. And then she finds a body on the school grounds and she suddenly finds out that she didn’t know the meaning of the word “trouble”.
Vallon is a smart, independent young woman and I had fun watching her try to figure her way out of this situation. I first met Vallon in Afterburn, where she is a grown woman with a serious problem—how to stop the person trying to rewrite the existence of Seattle. I like this strange world of the American Geological Survey and I look forward to more stories set there.
(review of free book)