Karen Cino


Karen is an author, poet and former journalist. "Life as a writer is fun, adventurous and can also be quite rewarding". Her years of being a freelance journalist at The Staten Island Register were some of her best. The afternoon, she received her newspaper and saw her article on the front page...well let's just say that the whole neighborhood herd her yelling in the middle of the street.

I've been writing since I'm fourteen years old. I started my career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for the high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of The Dolls, I knew I found my niche. I wanted to write women's fiction. I wrote my first book during the summer before I started college.

My daily walks down at the boardwalk is what gets my muse going. It clears my mind and helps me find realistic plot ideas and characters boosting up my muse. I love writing about local places that people can relate too. The late Paul Zindel's books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories.

Finding love and happiness is what keeps you alive inside, having it is what life's all about. It's strange but some days love comes easy, others you have to work hard at it. I'd rather have it come easy, but it's on those hard days that I built characters.

The world is at our fingertips. Dream, imagine and love.

Karen is a single mom living in Staten Island, New York with her two children, Michael and Nicole, along with Whiskers, Olli and Twinkie her three cats.

Where to find Karen Cino online


Wild Pitch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Pia Tallisico loves baseball, she loves the New York Pelicans. On a trip to the ballpark she meets Pelican relief pitcher, Lorenzo Marcus, which causes an instant spark between them. As the season progresses, so does their relationship. When a secret Pia buried away slowly unravels, an additional unknown deceitful twist arises, will it cause Lorenzo to walk away from the only woman he ever loved?
The Right Call
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fay Odina takes a trip to Italy to spend time with her family. Madison and Dino are dealing with the complications of Dino’s heart attack, which puts their relationship to the test. Meantime, as Cassie Scott deals with trust and commitment issues,her cousin Sophia returns with a secret past. After getting puzzle pieces in the mail, it's up to the women to race against time to solve the my mystery.
The Boardwalk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is the second edition, revised with a different cover than the original. After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while they form a romance.
Circle of Friends and Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,870. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison, Shari, Cassie and Fay are best friends. Angelo walks into her shop and sweeps Fay off her feet. Once he gains her trust, he moves forward with his plan regardless of the consequences. Will the women get the information they need in order to avoid each of them hitting head on into a disastrous fate?
Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,690. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison, Shari and Cassie play a major role in protecting Fay, while digging into Angelo’s past. A reunion with an old love puts Madison’s relationship with Sal to the test, causing her to reevaluate her life. While family secrets continue to be exposed, Cassie’s life spirals out of control. Having gained Fay’s trust, Angelo is ready to move forward with his plan no matter what the consequences.
Circle of Friends
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison Morina is a college professor, Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser,Fay Odina owns a Vintage Clothing Shop and Cassie Scott is a Private Investigator. They all find love in the least expected place. When Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay off her feet he has a secret agenda in mind. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past.
Love Challenges and Desires
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is the second edition, revised with a different cover than the original. Rose Bocchino is a photographer at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation, who hits it off with her divorced boss, Alex Walcott. Marco Corrente is an aging rock star who lands a job as chairperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. When cologne and music collide, will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,730. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
To get over the death of her husband three years prior, Nikki Petrino goes on a retreat to Mexico where she meets musician Drake Dente. It's not until her high school reunion that Nikki is reunited with her best friend Penny, and secrets are revealed changing their lives.
Reflections A Collection of Love Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Reflections is a collection of love poems that take you on a magical journey through the inner depths of one's heart and soul. The underlying emotions that are revealed through these poems show how deep love truly goes. The poems will make you laugh, make you cry and teach you to never give up hope on love. They are written for those who have met or are searching for their soul mate.

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