Karen Elizabeth Brown


Born in Southern California, I migrated to Southern Oregon in 1974 and have enjoyed living among the trees and mountains since then.
My passion for writing was on hold until a few years ago, when my daughter bought me a computer. It was after this that I transferred my stories down from the scratchings on paper to a sensible form.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the outer skirts of Los Angeles. We moved around a lot, until we settled in the Sunland/Tujunga area. I learned to accept new circumstances and situations, but always kept a dream world in my mind. I still have some of those worlds in little notebooks where I jotted down my feelings.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in high school. My story about a mysterious black box got published in a school compilation and I was hooked. Although I took a hiatus to have my children, I wrote poetry and short stories in my notebooks, even when I was working as a registered nurse.
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The Dragons of Mar
The story of the dragons of Mar and their quest with their dragon riders to save the kingdom of Mar from an unrelenting sorcerer who travels through the timelines to gain power and wealth.


Galaxy Nomads: Chronicles of the MacKenzie Clan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,430. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The MacKenzie clan is forced to flee from the devastating destruction of a supernova and is challenged to a ruthless game of survival. When all seems hopeless, a new generation arises to battle their worst enemy in a unique battle of wits. An epic read that will send you spiraling at warp speed through all the MacKenzie generations.
Dragon's Fury, Book 3, The Dragons of Mar
Series: The Dragons of Mar. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Darius is wanted by the King, a rogue sorcerer who has usurped the throne. Escaping arrest, he’s given a dragon stone and a dragon egg to guard. Not knowing what the dragon stone is, he tosses it in the bottom of his satchel and takes the egg to the desert to hatch. The desert dwellers, the Zandir, place him under their protection. With the dragon he's given the task to save the kingdom of Mar.
The Puzzle Box, Book 2, The Dragons of Mar
Series: The Dragons of Mar. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,220. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A mad chase through the kingdom of Mar involves sabotage, kidnapping and murder, before Ari’s stolen puzzle box finds its way to its rightful owner, a dragon from the Northern Country. Now Ari must do the dragon’s bidding in order to save Mar from an evil sorcerer who has come from another timeline to wreak havoc in the land. Will Ari have the courage and strength to stand up and fight?
Call Of The Dragon
Series: The Dragons of Mar, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young man is chosen by a magnificent dragon to become a dragon rider with the mission to save the kingdom of Mar. But the task has difficulties, because the prince of Mar has been kidnapped and replaced with a look-a-like. An evil mage is bent on making sure the prince disappears forever so he can rule Mar. Can all be restored and the evil mage deposed?
Destination Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,120. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Civil war, intrigue and murder are all part of the Raider-113 space shuttle’s destiny, when its crew and passengers are accidentally transported far into the future.
Dragon Kind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Marsilynda Weston’s grandfather dies, he leaves her a magic sword that sends her through a time portal, on a quest to kill a dragon. Plus, he requests that his associate, Richard Carnes, become her protector. But what happens next is a total surprise when the dragons turn out to be her friends and the nearby king and his knights her enemies.
Medieval Muse
Price: Free! Words: 13,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
What happens when Victoria Budroix receives a cameo that promises to give her the desires of her heart? Since she doesn’t know what that would be, a trip to medieval times, intrigue, threat of war and an overbearing lord are on the list for her to choose from. Or could it be meeting her one true love?

Smashwords book reviews by Karen Elizabeth Brown

  • Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge on July 26, 2012

    Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge was an exciting race through Craze's world at Pardeep Station. Without giving away the ending, I know you'll have a spine tingling adventure filled with love, hate and betrayal. I couldn't wait to read it and now I can't wait for the next one to come out. Author M. Pax has a winner here! It's definitely a great read!
  • Beyond the Edge on Nov. 10, 2013

    Beyond the Edge, Book 4 of the Backworlds Series has continued to delight and surprise me, all at once. Not having a lot of time to read, I appreciate a well written book that will continue to tantalize me with not only entertainment, but those sudden jolts of realizations through her characters that are so unique. Keep it up, M. Pax! I hope there's a number 5 out there!
  • Racing Dragons on Nov. 30, 2013

    Plan on being thrust into a world of dragons and adventure, where what can go wrong, does. Todd Burnett presents us with almost non-stop action that is buffered with his own brand of humor. The only downside for me was some of the character's language. It was hard to read and understand, so distracted from the story. Other than that, a great read!