I am a card-carrying technology geek, having cut my teeth on BASIC on my family’s Apple II Plus computer. As a young woman with a passion for reading that equaled my interest in technology, I found science fiction titles were written with the male reader in mind. I didn’t want more space battles and buxom aliens, I wanted to know how technology would change our lives.
So I write the stories I wanted to read as a young teen.
Think living on the moon as a teen would mean an escape from cliques and teenage pranks? Think again. When Marci's longtime friend Jess joins the pop-crowd at school, Marci finds herself talked into participating in one of their initiation rites and questioning herself, her friendships, and her values in the process.
Included is a special excerpt from CONVERGENCE, Karen's YA sci-fi novel.
Pissed about moving to the space station Convergence, Anya expects life to suck. Lonely and afraid, she makes an unlikely friend. When her friend is threatened by dark forces aboard Convergence, Anya has to pull out all the stops to stage a heart-pounding rescue.
Some friendships transcend even carbon-based life forms.
Life is hard enough for Nate and his sister Sylvia in post-apocalypse Chicago. When Sylvia falls ill, Nate embarks on a desperate mission to get help. He heads to the one sane place left in all the chaos and debris: The Harold Washington Library, policed by librarians in cardigans and sub-machine guns to ward off crooks and thugs. Will he be able to get through the city and get help in time?
Ali isn’t like her sister, Julia. She keeps to herself on the Lunar Colony where they live. But when Julia offers her a chance to buy apples, a rarity on the moon, she goes along, enticed by the idea of seeing her cute classmate Kofi. When some of the kids decide to mess around with an airlock’s controls, it’s up to Ali to figure out a solution. Will she be able to save the kids in time?