Karen Jung


KAREN JUNG is the author of several short stories, which are going to be published as part of the Red Shorts Series throughout 2014. Salted Lithium was the first short story in this series, followed by Public Criminal and now the German version of Salted Lithium - Polaritäten. The German version of Public Criminal - Im Auge der Öffentlichkeit - will be released some time in July.

Karen Jung was born in Southwest Germany where she trained as a translator (German/English). She lived in the North of Germany before she moved to the United Kingdom and joined an international electronic company in March 2006. She has been studying English Literature part time since 2010 and is expecting to graduate with a BA (Hons) English Literature in 2016. She has written the script for an independent film, which she also coproduced. She draws and paints whenever she finds the time to do so. She will continue to write short stories, but is also planning on writing a novel. She says. 'I'm interested in people, their relationships, their inner worlds and their journeys in life - that's what I love to write about.' She says she would also love to combine her passion for writing and painting in the near future and create children's books and art books that inspire her readers with words and images.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot. I read novels, shorts, books about writing, painting, design - the list is endless. The book I'm reading at the moment is 'How Fiction Works' by James Wood. It's a great book that gives a very interesting insight into the subject. It is certainly a source of inspiration for me as well.
I paint and draw. I love painting acrylic abstracts. However, I discovered ink and markers about a year ago and have done quite a few drawings in that respect since, which I've started to offer online in June 2014 as well.
Just live a normal life and spend time with people who are close to me.
Describe your desk
Haha, I do not have a desk. I write sitting on my sofa with my laptop and a cup of coffee. I like to be comfortable when I am writing. An alternative is always my favourite café, where I spend several hours at times watching people and writing.
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Where to find Karen Jung online

Twitter: @TweetKarenJung
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Polaritäten - Eine Kurzgeschichte (Red Shorts Series)
Series: Red Shorts Series, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: German. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Peter is puzzled. How did he get into this situation? How can he get out of it? His road trip with Lisa leads him and the strange girl towards an unforeseen destination. --- Peter ist verwirrt. Wie ist er nur in diese Situation gekommen? Aber wichtiger noch, wie kann er ihr wieder entkommen? Die Autofahrt mit Lisa bringt ihn und das seltsame Mädchen an ein unvorhergesehenes Ziel.

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