I was born in Sydney, Australia. I've been an actor, director, musician (new wave and classical) and scientist. Mostly though, I've been a writer. I've published numerous short stories and am currently rewriting sections of my first novel. I've written three screenplays - one long, two short - and have started entering the latter two in competitions.

I've also written agricultural, medical and scientific articles and ebooks as a public relations professional, freelance writer and ghostwriter.

I'm a science geek with a penchant for biology and ethology. Photography is how I unwind when I'm not writing. I adore animals and have a huge gooey spot for cats, horses and birds. Although an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy TV and film, I also appreciate serious drama - as long as it is in other people's lives.

See a list of my publications here.


Books I've read

H is for Hawk
The Dressmaker
Paper Towns
The City & the City
Post Office
The Shepherd's Crown
Wolf Hall
The Buried Giant
The Passion of Mary Magdalen

Karen's favorite books ยป