Karen Banes is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, travel, lifestyle and alternative education. She writes articles, website copy, ebooks and the occasional award winning short story.
Her freelance writing has appeared in a range of publications both online and off, including Life Info Magazine, Transitions Abroad, Brave New Traveler, Natural Parenting Group, and Copia Magazine.
She also works as a freelance copy editor and book reviewer, and loves helping other freelance writers and authors by providing editing services and book marketing opportunities over at her website KarenBanes.com.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I've been writing for as long as I can remember and I'm pretty sure my early work was a rip off of the books I loved at the time. Probably something along the lines of The Famous Five go to Narnia and meet Nancy Drew (I had eclectic tastes). There was probably a pony in there too. Or a unicorn.
How do you approach cover design?
I hand it over to a professional designer. I'm all about the words. I'm not great with images.