Karen Tomsovic


Author Karen Tomsovic lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she stares out her kitchen window thinking up new ways to describe the clouds. Her two pet parrots (aka "permanent toddlers"), Teddy and Daisy, interrupt her as often as possible. Like her owner, Daisy loves to devour a good book, but she does so in a more literal sense. Teddy makes a great muse. He thinks Karen should have a bird in every book. Karen says she'll try.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
If it isn't one of my three alarms, it's one of my two pet birds. They get up once daylight pierces the cover of their cages, and if I don't get up and uncover them, they won't stop shrieking until I do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work full time, so there's that. Leisure time I spend reading, and, in the warmer months, container gardening out on my balcony and walking my pet parrots around the neighborhood. Yes, I walk my birds! They love it, especially the beach, where they get to give the seagulls, ducks and crows a shout out. They always draw a crowd, and it seems everyone has a bird story.

Recently, I've taken up a new past time: stargazing. An iffy proposition much of the year here in the rainy Pacific Northwest. But when I need a break from writing on the computer, gazing into outer space is a great relief from cyber space.
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Where to buy in print


City Lights New York
Three sweet romantic comedies set in the Big Apple. Although you will see some characters in more than one book, each story is meant to stand alone, with a different lead couple with, of course, their own HEA. Go ahead and take a bite!
Heart Throbs
Price: Free!
A Birthday in December
Price: $0.99 USD.
Who Wants to Know?
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Spare Me the Drama
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,320. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When harried father of eight Martin remembers that he forgot to invite a special guest to a birthday party for one of the kids, who can blame him? Not sexy star Roxanne, who accepts only to keep a promise to an old friend, not fall for Martin again.
Who Wants to Know?
Series: City Lights New York, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,760. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
They say you can’t go home again, but three thirty-something New Yorkers do, and the old neighborhood will never be the same. Designer Vicky’s making over the family attic, reporter Al’s rebuilding his stalled career, and restaurant veteran Margy’s opening her own place. Who’ll end up at the most romantic table in the house? Third and final book of the City Lights New York romantic comedies.
A Birthday in December
Series: City Lights New York, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Geoffrey Monroe’s portrayal of Scrooge isn’t winning anyone over on Broadway. But when a sexy young mother moves in across the street, he may find his heart for Christmas after all. Book 2 in the City Lights New York series of romantic comedies.
Heart Throbs
Series: City Lights New York, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 54,090. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Actress Amanda Monroe’s plans for domestic bliss are thrown into disarray when two movie hunks guest star on her sitcom – one, a handsome leading man with a seductive proposition, and the other, an old pal with wedding plans of his own. First in the City Lights New York series of standalone romantic comedies.