Karen Wiesner


Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 106 books published in the past 17 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 129 awards, and has 39 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building} (out of print; reissue available now in paperback and electronic formats under the title Cohesive Story Building). Her third offering from Writer’s Digest Books is Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, available now. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. Visit her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books?
Harry Potter Series
The Lord of the Rings
Jurassic Park (and The Lost World)
Jane Eyre
When did you first start writing?
I was 10 and my family was in Oklahoma for the summer. We lived near this abandoned old trailer with a ton of old photographs strewn over the floor. My mind went to work, trying to figure out why someone would leave them there like that. A writer was born.
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