Karen Wiesner

In addition to being a popular writing reference instructor and writer, professional blurbologist and freelance editor, Karen Wiesner is the accomplished, award-winning author of 139 titles published in the past 22 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, with more than 20 releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats.

Karen's multi-award-winning and bestselling Incognito Series (romantic action/adventure/suspenses) has been revised and reissued. Click the Incognito Series button above for more information.

Karen’s newest series, Arrow of Time Chronicles, is her first foray into her favorite genre, romantic science fiction. All four books including IMMUTABLE, INEVITABLE, INDELIBLE, and INDOMITABLE are available now. Find out more by clicking on the button above.

Karen's award-winning Denim Blues Mysteries (Christian romantic mystery trilogy each with a private investigator, police procedural and amateur sleuth installment) is available now. Click the Denim Blues button above for more information.

Karen writes the multi-award-winning Falcon's Bend Series (police procedural mysteries) with author Chris Spindler of Auenwald, Germany. Books 1-6 and three novellas collections are available now. Click the Falcon's Bend Series button above for more information.

Karen’s multi-award-winning Family Heirlooms Series (Christian romances) is now available. Books 1-7 of the spin-off series, Friendship Heirlooms Series, are also available. All titles are set in Karen’s fictional town of Peaceful, Wisconsin. Find out more about these series’ by clicking on the buttons at the top of the page. Her romantic fiction titles HOME, DESTINY, ONCE UPON A CLICHÉ, and A PERFECT MATCH (available now) are also set in her fictional town of Peaceful, Wisconsin. Peaceful Pilgrim is an unofficial series in no particular order set in Peaceful, a modern-day small community with old-fashioned values and friendly people you'll want to get to know and visit often. Look for the next four Peaceful Pilgrim novels with REKINDKLED, 2021; HEARTS ABLAZE, 2021; EXILED HEARTS, 2022; and THE JOURNEY HOME, the sequel to HOME, 2022. Find out more about these titles by clicking on the Peaceful Pilgrim button above.

Karen’s Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series focuses on ghosts and horror and is set in her fictional Erie County, Wisconsin. Books 1-5 are now available. Books 6-9, the first short story collection, as well as two novellas in one volume will be published between 2021-2023. Find out more by clicking on the button above.

Karen’s Wounded Warriors Series (women’s fiction) and Gypsy Road Series (contemporary romances) have been revised and reissued along with her Angelfire Trilogy (contemporary romances). The spin-off series, Angelfire II Quartet, is also available now including ONLY THE LONELY, MIDNIGHT ANGEL, SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT, and PROMISES IN THE DARK. Click on the buttons above to find out more about these titles.

Karen's writing reference titles include the bestselling FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS as well as WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity, WRITING BLURBS THAT SIZZLE--AND SELL!, and COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. Look for her new writing reference titled CPR FOR DEAD OR LIFELESS FICTION: A Writer's Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plots, and Relationships soon. Click on the “Writing Reference” or “First Draft” buttons above for more information about these books. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS details how published authors can set up a promotional group (like Karen's own, Jewels of the Quill), founded in 2003 and disbanded in 2014. Click on the “Nonfiction” button above for more information. Karen was also the author of the multi-award-winning ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide {The Most Complete Reference to Non-Subsidy E-Publishing} and WEAVE YOUR WEB, the promotional companion to ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide. Both are currently unavailable.

Karen’s book of poetry, Soul Bleeds The Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesner (previously released as Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner), is available now, reissued and expanded. Click on the “Poetry” button above for more information.

Karen also writes children's books including KERI IS CUTE CUTE CUTE (OOP), I CAN TOUCH THE SKY (OOP), and CODY KNOWS {with Linda Derkez}, available now. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY BUILDS TRUST (Making Good Choices Series, Book 1) has been reissued. TAKING CARE OF YOUR THINGS (Making Good Choices Series, Book 2) will be reissued TBA. Click on the “Children's Books” button above for more information.

From 2003 to 2014, Karen was the founding member of Jewels of the Quill, a popular promotional group of women authors that was featured in the September 2003 issue of RT Book Reviews. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year from 2005-2011 (all currently out of print). Karen edited all 14 anthologies and designed the covers as well as contributing a novella to each. With the group anthologies, Karen started many new series’, which have been revised and reissued along with the single title novellas:

Books 1-8 and The Final Chapter of the Woodcutter's Grim Series (Classic Tales of Horror Retold) are romantic fantasy and horror novellas and novels set in Karen's fictional town of Woodcutter's Grim, Wisconsin. HUNTER'S BLUES (romantic futuristic horror) is also available now. Look for BRIDGE OF FIRE, Part 1: Out of the Ashes; Part 2: A New Beginning; and Part 3: Into the Sun (short romantic fantasy novels), Book 9, in 2021. For more information, click on the button above.

All seven novellas in the Kaleidoscope Series (contemporary romances) are now available. Click the series button above for more information.

The first four novellas in Karen’s Adventures in Amethyst Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional Amethyst, Wisconsin are available now along with six novels: TIL SUMMER COMES AROUND, ROSE AND THORN (the sequel to Reckless Rose, Book 3), BRIAR'S PATCH, FOR AULD LANG SYNE, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, and BLAME IT ON THE RAIN, Books 5-10. Look for An Adventures in Amethyst Series Trio of Holiday Romances including the short novels NEVER A BRIDE, Book 11; UNLUCKY IN LOVE, Book 12; and SHOTGUN WEDDING, Book 13 (2020) to be released August 2020. For more information, click the series button above.

The Cowboy Fever Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional town of Fever, Texas, includes five novellas and a novel, are available now. Click on the series button above for more details about these titles.

The novellas The Amethyst Angel, A Home for Christmas, The Amethyst Star, and Creatures of the Night have been revised and reissued as 2-in-1 volumes. For more information, click the "Other Romantic Fiction" button above.

Karen won the Inscriptions Engraver Award for best on-line columnist two years in a row, the Year 2000 for eXcellence in E-publishing Award: E-author from ebookadvisor, was a two time recipient of the E-Pub Ambassador Award, and was a two time recipient of The Simply Charming Award for outstanding promotion of e-books. She was also nominated for the 2000 EPIC Florence Moyer Service Award.

In addition to writing, Karen enjoys designing websites and graphics for her pages. Currently, she designs and maintains her own site along with the webpage of author Linda Derkez. Karen also designs cover art and logos for books. You can view her designs by clicking on the “Cover Design” button above.

Karen also runs a blurb service for authors. She's crafted back cover and high concept blurbs for all of her own books and series as well as those for the stories in several award-winning anthologies, and evaluated, revised and crafted series, back cover and high concept blurbs for the entire backlist of nearly five hundred books in one publisher's catalog. Visit Karen's Blurb Service for more details and to access a massive sampling of blurbs Karen's written in nearly every category of fiction, nonfiction and everything in-between.

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