Karen Dale Trask


Born Karen Dale Stefaniak, and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Karen had the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe by the ripe old age of 17. She experienced the treasures of the world first hand on her trips to many continents and countries by the age of 21. She then graduated with a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she majored in Advertising.

Since moving to Arizona in 1978, Karen has worn a variety of hats, utilizing her many talents in the areas of design, writing and teaching. While working for a variety of small companies and large corporations she was responsible for creating technical drawings, writing technical manuals and advertising copy. She has designed thousands of small format layouts and her illustrations have been used in brochures, on packaging and in trade show displays.

Karen also enjoyed the several years she spent teaching a variety of art classes and photography to children and adults. Being blessed with equal left and right brain abilities, in addition to her visual arts, she has also enjoyed writing since her youth. The extremely determined Trask published her first suspense novel in 1997, and continues to create and publish manuscripts for screenplays, novels, children’s stories, and stage plays. She finds inspiration for her stories while at her "out in the middle of nowhere" ranch in New Mexico.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. I was surrounding by brilliant people, inventors, creators. How can that not rub off on a person!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was tired of wasting time and money only to be rejected by the big publishers. People enjoy the way I write, they like my paranormal stories. I wanted to get all these thoughts out of my head and into the minds of people who enjoy a good ghost story.
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Where to find Karen Dale Trask online


Keeping The Promise
Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Catholicism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Keeping The Promise is a short story of the author's Faith, Hope, Beliefs and Superstition in the power of prayer.
A Secret Within
Price: Free! Words: 95,980. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
An inheritance...That’s supposed to be a good thing, isn’t it? It is not until the death of Mr. Jon Bennett that several people in the small town of Edwardsville, Arizona learn that their interwoven lives have been based upon lies, deception, and fear. But most importantly, they learn that no matter how deeply buried, secrets can be very dangerous things.

Karen Dale Trask's tag cloud

antiques    arizona    artist    designer    diary    faith    ghosts    haunted    hope    journal    lilac trees    novena    old houses    paranormal    photographer    silver mine    st jude    superstitions    the power of prayer   

Karen Dale Trask's favorite authors on Smashwords

Bull Garlington
Latest book: The Lucky Jim. Published December 3, 2014. (3.50 from 2 reviews)
Catherine Becker Reynolds
Latest book: St. Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawks. Published April 3, 2018. (4.00 from 1 review)
Gaye Martin
Latest book: I Read You Loud and Clear…Say Again?. Published November 23, 2014.
Louisa Hamilton
Latest book: How I Beat Depression Quickly And Completely. Published September 21, 2013.
Mike Bozart
Latest book: Nantahala. Published February 21, 2019. (3.00 from 1 review)
Veronica Susalla
Latest book: Come Back to Haunt You. Published April 17, 2013.

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