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Karen Rose Smith


aka Karen Hughes, Kari Sutherland

Karen Rose Smith was born on December 21 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.. Althoughshe was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Sheand her parents lived with her grandfather and aunt until she was five, whenher parents built a house next door. Since her father came from a family often and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles, andcousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and shesuspects her childhood memories are the reason. As a teenager, music becameas important to Karen Rose as reading. The Beatles were her favourite group.But she and her cousin took their first sojourn into writing bycollaborating on a script for The Monkees television program. They sent thatscript to every concert venue where the group appeared that summer!

In college, Karen Rose began writing poetry and also met her husband-to-be.She graduated of Shippensburg University in PA with a BS in English andFrench secondary education, she earned graduate credits in both English andCounseling. She married her college sweetheart and both began marriedlife as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen Rose decided to try herhand at a home decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while butwhen back surgery interrupted her lifestyle, it led her to writing romancefiction.

After six years of writing and thirteen completed manuscripts, Karen Rosesold two books in one week! Published since 1991, she has had over 50 novelsunder diferent pseudonyms. She has published with Silhouette Romance andSpecial Edition, as well as with Meteor/Kismet and Kensington's PreciousGems. She has won New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in short contemporaryromance as well as the Golden Quill award in traditional romance. Herromances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Waldenbooks Bestsellerlist for Series Romance. A past president of the Central PA Romance Writers,she has given workshops on conflict, character, love scenes and synopsiswriting to neighboring chapters and at national conferences.

Karen Rose lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, now their son is aresearch scientist working in Oklahoma. Karen has read romance novels sinceshe was a teenager because they end with happily-ever-after. She thinkseveryone needs hope in an ideal and an escape from time to time. And that'swhy she can see herself writing romance novels for a long time to come.
Love in BloomForever AfterRibbons and RainbowsKit and Kisses
Falling For Her BossToys And Baby WishesWhen Mom Meets DadFinding Mr. Right Boxed Set, Vol. 1
Finding Mr. Right Boxed Set, Vol. 2
Darling Daddies
1. Adam's Vow (1995)
2. Always Daddy (1995)
3. Shane's Bride (1995)
Adam's VowAlways DaddyShane's Bride
Cowboy at the WeddingA Groom and a PromiseThe Dad Who Saved ChristmasThe Night Before Baby
Wealth, Power and a Proper WifeLove, Honor and a Pregnant BridePromises, Pumpkins and Prince CharmingWishes, Waltzes and a Storybook Wedding
Just the Husband She ChoseJust the Man She NeededBe My Bride?
Tall, Dark and TrueHer Tycoon BossDoctor In Demand
Custody for TwoThe Baby TrailExpecting His Brother's Baby
The Daddy DilemmaThe Daddy PlanThe Daddy Verdict
Lullaby for TwoThe Midwife's Glass SlipperBaby by SurpriseThe Texas Billionaire's Baby
The Texan's Happily-Ever-AfterTwins Under His Tree
His Daughter...Their ChildOnce Upon a GroomThe CEO's Unexpected ProposalRiley's Baby Boy
Jake's BrideNathan's VowAlways DevotedHeartfire
Cassidy's CowboySearch For Love Boxed Set, Vol. 2Search For Love Boxed Set, Vol. 1 Her Sister
Always Her Cowboy
Wanted: A Real FamilyA Match Made by Baby
Caprice De Luca Mystery
1. Staged to Death (2013)
2. Deadly Decor (2014)
3. Gilt by Association (2015)
Staged to DeathDeadly DecorGilt by Association
Forever Love
1. April's Promise (2013)
April's Promise
A Man Worth LovingGarden of FantasyBecause of FrancieAbigail and Mistletoe
Toys and WishesMom Meets DadHis Little Girl's LaughterExpecting the CEO's Baby
The Most Eligible DoctorTheir Baby BondOnce Upon a Baby ...Which Child Is Mine?
To Protect and CherishThe BraceletThe Super Mum
Searching for Her Prince / The Royal Treatment (2003) (with Maureen Child)
A Perfect Pair / Their Baby Bond (2004) (with Jen Safrey)
Bluegrass Baby / Take a Chance on Me (2004) (with Judy Duarte)
Bachelor / Precious Gift (2004)
Say I Do (2005) (with Sara Orwig)
Secret Admirer (2005) (with Ann Major and Christine Rimmer)
A Precious Gift / Child of Her Heart (2005) (with Cheryl St. John)
Secret Seduction / Which Child is Mine? (2005) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
From Here to Maternity (2006) (with Inglath Cooper and Tara Taylor Quinn)
Crown & Glory (2007) (with Maureen Child and Patricia Thayer)
Expecting His Baby (2008) (with Susan Mallery)
When a Hero Comes Along / Daddy Plan (2008) (with Teresa Southwick)
The Daddy Verdict / The Rancher's Surprise Marriage (2008) (with Susan Crosby)
Christmas Together (2008) (with Melissa McClone)
Lullaby for Two / Childs Play (2010) (with Cindi Myers)
Triplets Found (2010) (with Judy Duarte and Lynda Sandoval)
The Midwife's Glass Slipper / Best For the Baby (2010) (with Ann Evans)
Baby By Surprise / Daddy by Surprise (2010) (with Debra Salonen)
Texas Billionaire's Bride / Texas Bodyguard's Proposal (2010) (with Crystal Green)
Montana Dreaming (2010) (with Judy Duarte and Cheryl St. John)
The Doctor's Pregnant Bride? / The Texas Billionaire's Baby (2011) (with Susan Crosby)
Cinderella and the Playboy / The Texan's Happy-Ever-After (2011) (with Lois Faye Dyer)
From Daddy / When the Cowboy Said 'I Do' (2011) (with Crystal Green)
His Country Cinderella / The Hard-to-Get Cowboy (2013) (with Crystal Green)
Wilder Hearts (2013) (with Judy Duarte and RaeAnne Thayne)
Harlequin Special Edition August 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) (with Christyne Butler and Tracy Madison)
Harlequin Special Edition October 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2013) (with Christyne Butler and Cindy Kirk)
Marrying Dr Maverick / A Maverick Under the Mistletoe (2013) (with Brenda Harlen)
Harlequin Special Edition September 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Leanne Banks and Helen Lacey)
Searching for Her Prince / The Royal TreatmentSay I DoSecret AdmirerA Precious Gift / Child of Her Heart
From Here to Maternity: The Second Chance / Promoted to Mom / On Angel's WingsCrown & GloryExpecting His BabyChristmas Together
Lullaby for Two / Childs PlayTriplets FoundThe Midwife's Glass Slipper / Best For the BabyBaby By Surprise / Daddy by Surprise
Texas Billionaire's Bride / Texas Bodyguard's ProposalMontana DreamingThe Doctor's Pregnant Bride? / The Texas Billionaire's BabyCinderella and the Playboy / The Texan's Happy-Ever-After
From Daddy / When the Cowboy Said 'I Do'His Country Cinderella / The Hard-to-Get CowboyWilder HeartsHarlequin Special Edition August 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2: The Maverick's Summer Love / Wanted: A Real Family / Haley's Mountain Man
Harlequin Special Edition October 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2: Marrying Dr. Maverick / One Night with the Doctor / Flirting with DestinyMarrying Dr Maverick / A Maverick Under the Mistletoe
Everyday CinderellasEveryday Prince CharmingJourney Into ChaosEveryday Romance
Everyday Love Short Stories Boxed Set
Links to other websites

Karen Rose Smith recommends
Guardian (2013)
(Protectors, book 2)
Nancy Northcott
"Renegrade had me on the edge of my seat and wanting more."
Vile (2014)
(Faces of Evil, book 8)
Debra Webb
"Debra Webb's name says it all."
Heinous (2014)
(Faces of Evil, book 9)
Debra Webb
"Debra Webb's name says it all."
Depraved (2014)
(Faces of Evil, book 10)
Debra Webb
"Debra Webb's name says it all."

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