“Karen Hugg is the rare author
who can blend wonder and suspense.”
–Emily Carpenter, Bestselling author of Every Single Secret
About The Forgetting Flower
A young woman starts a new life in Paris but gets sucked into the dark underworld of her past thanks to a dangerous plant. Its amnesiac flowers are in high demand and as she struggles against blackmarket mobsters, she must fight to not only save herself but her sister as well.
Welcome, I’m Karen and I write literary mysteries and thrillers inspired by plants. Plants are my passion. In fact, as I write this, I keep glancing out my window at my garden. Leaves of deep green, purple flowers, dark corners, and bright sunshine. It’s a wonderland out there and I try to render the awe of green creatures in words.
I especially love the idea of plants inside a city. Yes, the natural world of forests and fields and rivers and mountains is alluring but the trees, the shrubs, the perennials that grow amidst the concrete and structures of a stony, dense civilization is especially fascinating to me.
I believe it’s so fascinating that I wrote a story about it. The plant is the Violet Smoke and the city is Paris. It’s hidden in a little shop in Saint-Germain and more than one person wants it. Do they ever get it? Well, the answer is in my novel, The Forgetting Flower.
Every month, I send subscribers a brief digest of books I’m reading, plants I’m growing, music I’m listening to, and my thoughts on Paris or travel. I toss in bits of writing advice and inspiration I’ve come across as well. Plus, the latest offers and updates on my new books. It’s a Vine of Ideas! And subscribers receive a free ebook as a thank you.