Karen S. Rodgers (pen name, K.S. Hayden) is a small town gal from Meadow, Texas who spent 18 years wishing and trying to get out into the big world. She then spent 27 years finding herself in the city. Now she is back in the same small town with a million stories to tell; realizing her dream of becoming a writer.
In addition to several published short stories, Karen is currently in the process of writing and publishing the Journeys Series; a compilation of novellas and novels. The first installment of the series, Eleven, was released in February of 2013. Its release has garnered several 5 star reviews.
More recently, Karen has adopted the pen name, K. S. Hayden. The 2nd Installment of her series, Intoxia, was released in December of 2013. This, along with future installments of the Journeys Series, will be published under her pen name.
Ms. Rodgers writes in a deliberately descriptive style which pulls the readers into her stories. By the time you finish reading one of her works, not only will you have developed vivid imagery of her characters through her fluidly eloquent style of characterization, you may quite simply find them unforgettable. Her works are inspirational touchstone reads. They resonate deeply with readers who have experienced life challenges and heartbreak.
Karen spent two decades working in the medical field. She became a housewife and stay at home mother at the age of 41, allowing her to pursue her goal of becoming a published author. In addition to her short stories, novels, and novellas; she has authored a cookbook, Cooking With The Carpenter's Wife, also available on Amazon. Her husband, James Houston Rodgers, is a carpenter who is self-employed in the remodeling industry. They have one son, James Jaxson, who shares his mother's imagination and loves to tell stories of his own. Karen also enjoys her full-time adventure of homeschooling Jaxson.
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The second installment of the Journeys Series tells the story of Julianne Gray, a small town girl enchanted by the lights of the big city. Desperate to leave her simple past behind, she embarks on a tempestuous journey to find the love of her life; risking everything in the process. Not your typical love story, Jules will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotion and suspense!
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