Karen White
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Karen White

Bio

After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O’Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. This book was nominated for the prestigious RITA award in 2001 in two separate categories. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including another RITA, the Georgia Author of the Year Award and in 2008 won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Learning to Breathe.

Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—southern women’s fiction—and has recently expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. Her tenth novel, The Lost Hours, will be released in trade paperback by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, in April 2009.

Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two teenaged children, and a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time reading, singing, playing piano, chauffeuring children and avoiding cooking.

Karen White

Karen White

Books

Karen White
Pam Jenoff
Sarah Jio
Melanie Benjamin
Kristina McMorris

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On Tour

Karen White
Claudio Marinesco
Decatur, GA
8/31/2014 AT 02:30 PM to 03:15 PM ET
DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL
101 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Karen White
Claudio Marinesco
Norfolk, VA
9/20/2014 AT 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM ET
SIBA – SOUTHERN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS ALLIANCE
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, VA 23510