My children have just returned to college after their month-long holiday breaks. It was good having them home again, but it’s also nice to have my clean and quiet house back. And not have to dodge two extra cars when pulling my car out of the garage. Now that I’m back into my routine, I’m… Read More
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 three more RITAs, has twice been a finalist for
the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of
the Year, and has twice won the National Readers’
Choice Award for Learning to Breathe and
On Folly Beach.
Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit
lit’—southern women’s fiction—and
has also expanded her horizons into writing a bestselling
mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Her
sixteenth novel and first hardcover, The Time
Between, was published in June 2013 by New American
Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, and debuted
on the New York Times bestseller list at number 25.
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 children, and
a spoiled Havanese dog (who appears in several of her
books), Quincy. When not writing, she spends her time
reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding
Her seventeenth novel—the fourth book in the Tradd
Street series—Return to Tradd
Street, was published in January 2014. June
2014 will see the release of her second hardcover, A
Long Time Gone, set in the Mississippi Delta, and in
July Peguin will publish the anthology Grand
Central, a collaboration with nine other authors.
Karen loves hearing from readers. Please email her at AuthorKarenWhite@gmail.com or write to
Karen White, PO Box 623, Roswell, Georgia 30077.
I recently read an article about a woman who’d climbed Mt. Everest. Her mantra before and during this amazing feat: “Eat the elephant one bite at a time.” I didn’t really pay much attention to it at first, at least not until later in the morning when I sat down in front of a blinking… Read More
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Left Coast Crime, anyone?
I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More