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Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 122 titles published in the past 20 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, and has 43 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide, The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction.

 

Karen's multi-award-winning and bestselling Incognito Series (romantic action/adventure/suspenses) has been revised and reissued. The upcoming spin-off series, Shadow Missions, will include four novellas to be released in 2020.

 

Karen's award-winning Denim Blues Mysteries (Christian romantic mystery trilogy with a private investigator, police procedural and amateur sleuth installment) is available now. Look for two spin-off trilogies, Red Velvet Mysteries, to be released in 2022 and Black Leather Mysteries, to be released in 2023.

 

Karen writes the multi-award-winning Falcon’s Bend Series (police procedural mysteries) with author Chris Spindler of Auenwald, Germany. Books 1-5 and the first two novellas collections have been revised and reissued. Look for brand new series titles with FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III (2018).

 

Karen’s multi-award-winning Family Heirlooms Series (Christian romances) is now available. Books 1-6 of the spin-off series, Friendship Heirlooms Series, are also available. Look for Books 7 and 8 to be released in 2018 and 2019. All titles are set in Karen's fiction town of Peaceful, Wisconsin. Her Christian romantic fiction titles, HOME and DESTINY, are also set in her fictional town of Peaceful, Wisconsin are available now and are Peaceful Pilgrim novels. 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 three Peaceful Pilgrim novels with ONCE UPON A CLICHÉ, a romantic comedy, coming 2018; THE JOURNEY HOME, the sequel to HOME, 2020; and A PERFECT MATCH, romantic fiction, 2021.

Karen’s newest trilogy, Arrow of Time Chronicles, will be her first foray into her favorite genre romantic science fiction horror. Look for IMMUTABLE, Book 1, in 2018 with INEVITABLE, Book 2, and INDELIBLE, Book 3, to be published in 2019 and 2020.

 

Karen’s Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series focuses on ghosts and is set in her fictional Erie County, Wisconsin. Books 1-4 are now available. Books 5-9, the first novella collection, as well as two short stories in one volume will be published between 2018-2022.

 

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.

 

Karen's writing reference titles include the bestselling FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS and WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas, both available now from Writer’s Digest Books. Her newest writing reference is BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity from WDB, available now for order. FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building} is out of print but has been revised and reissued with the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS details how published authors can set up a promotional group (like Karen's own, the now defunct Jewels of the Quill). Karen is 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.

 

Karen also writes children's books including KERI IS CUTE CUTE CUTE; I CAN TOUCH THE SKY; and CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez. 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 soon. Look for THE ELVES AREN'T COMING!, written with Linda Derkez, to be published soon.

 

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. Newly available in the series is HUNTER'S BLUES (romantic futuristic horror). Look for BRIDGE OF FIRE (romantic fantasy), Book 9, in 2019.

 

All seven novellas in the Kaleidoscope Series (contemporary romances) are now available.

 

The first four novellas in Karen’s Adventures in Amethyst Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional Amethyst, Wisconsin are available now along with the first four novels in the series, TIL SUMMER COMES AROUND, ROSE AND THORN (the sequel to Reckless Rose, Book 3), BRIAR'S PATCH, and FOR AULD LANG SYNE, Books 5-8. Look for two more novels in the series including FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Book 9 (2018) and BLAME IT ON THE RAIN, Book 10 (2019).

 

The Cowboy Fever Series, contemporary romances set in the fictional town Fever, Texas, includes five novellas and a novel, available now. Look for two more novels, including A WING AND A PRAYER (Book 7) and LEGENDARY LOVERS (Book 8) to be released 2021.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Karen also runs a blurb service for authors. She's crafted back cover 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 website here: www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/BlurbService.html 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. Additionally, you can find information about signing up for Karen's workshops.

 

Visit Karen's websites at http://www.karenwiesner.com and http://www.firstdraftin30days.com. Check out Karen's author page at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KarenWiesnerAuthor.

Karen welcomes letters from her fans. Write to her at KarensQuill-owner@yahoogroups.com. If you would like to receive her free e-mail newsletter, Karen's Quill, send a blank message to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Karen Wiesner