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Karen White


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 womens fiction --- and has recently expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston. She 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 recommends
Silent Lies
Silent Lies (2005)
(Leo Hoffman, book 1)
M L Malcolm
"A sweeping saga... Brilliantly researched and beautifully written."

Dandelion Summer (2011)
(Blue Sky Hills, book 4)
Lisa Wingate
"A rare gem of a book."

Overseas (2012)
Beatriz Williams
"Irresistible. A memorable story of timeless love."

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