Karen Teagarden


Karen Teagarden is a freelance writer. She lives near Burlington, Vermont with her two pugs, Cookie and Chips.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh yes, it was really bad. Of course it involved my friends and I as the main characters and my childhood crush as my love interest. There was zero plot and nobody read it, but it was awfully fun to write! No, I won't be publishing it here!
How do you approach cover design?
Graphic design is not my forte, but I've made some very pretty covers using online programs. I like a simple but elegant cover showing a pattern or landscape. I don't like people on the cover, because I want the reader to decide for themselves what the characters look like.
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A Private Place
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,920. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
Abbie Hart feels like a fish out of water when she arrives at Miss Katherine's School for Girls. She soon finds herself in a sticky situation when she discovers she is sharing a room with two stepsisters who vehemently despise each other. Will Abbie escape being in the middle of a murderous rivalry that puts her life in danger or will her roommates' final confrontation also destroy her?
What They Left Behind
Price: Free! Words: 121,090. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Ben and Gennie Perrin, orphaned twins, are abused and abandoned by their brother. Luckily, they are adopted by a young couple and raised in San Francisco. Years later, while trying to bring their parents to California, they uncover something so unexpected it turns their world upside down. Will they reconcile with their past or will it leave them shattered like their city after the earthquake?
In The Name Of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Franz and Caitlin, both employees of a bloodthirsty steel tycoon, manage to escape his clutches. Once in America, Franz is overcome by his guilt and his own demons lurking inside of him, while Caitlin successfully starts a new life but yearns for something more. Little do they know that an innocent young man could destroy the life they carefully built together.

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1910s    1960s    1980s    alaska    england    vermont