Sometimes he used a spade in his garden, and sometimes he read and wrote. He had but one name for these two kinds of labor; he called them gardening.
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Welcome, I’m Karen, a writer, gardener, and all-around life enthusiast. I cultivate stories, whether fiction or non-fiction, from the earth of experience. Over the years, I’ve written short stories, creative non-fiction, novels, blog posts, articles, and reviews. I hope you enjoy exploring this website of my work.


rooted anthologyI’m excited to let you know my piece “The Scent of a Daphne” will appear in Rooted: An Anthology of Arboreal Nonfiction from Outpost 19 press. It’s a great anthology edited by Josh MacIvor-Anderson, author of On Heights & Hunger, with a foreword by Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate who worked on the Keystone XL Pipeline issue. Rooted will be available in April, 2017.

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