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Latest Happenings | Appearances | Events


All Karen's Books can be found at:

SatinRomance (print and ebook)
Smashwords (ebook)
Amazon print and kindle
B&N (print and nook)

Dec. 5, 2015, celebrating launch of first book, Devil's Grace - Renn Arelia's Story with SWFRW writers. 


See Karen on the cover of Estero Lifestyle Magazine

magazine cover


February 17, 2018
10:00 – 3:00
Pelican Sound Golf and River Club
Public Welcome
Annual Art and Craft Show – and my series “Ladies of Mischief”
West of 41, on Corkscrew Road
ID needed to get in gate
Lunch available

March 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
An authors path to publication, bumps, hiccups and lots of writing.
3-Oaks Library
South County Regional Library
21100 3 Oaks Pkwy, Estero, 33928

March 17, 2018
Mapping out a novel: Character Creation – world building
Meeting: 10:00 – 12:00
Presentation: 11:00 – 12:00
No cost if it’s your 1st time at a meeting. Otherwise $5.00. Or if are affiliated with other writing groups. Marco Island, Pine Island, Peace River, etc.
Zion Lutheran church
7401 Winkler Road, Ft. Myers 33919


author talk

Cross Creek Estates
Ft. Myers, Florida-MSU Alumni Club
Presentation -  Anatomy of Writing.

East Lansing, Michigan sponsored Karen’s presentation on Novel Writing

Interview with Jack Robbins and Karen Love on The coffee Break Show. 89.7 RM WINZ FM radio, and Comcast Cable-Channel 15 and 13,
in Lansing Michigan.

Lots of giggles going on behind two of Nana’s books. Sweet granddaughters, Emma and Campbell, posed for Nana.


Author and fans recent book signing Miromar Mall, Estero, Florida










SWFRW   March 27-29, 2015

A weekend get away. Pine Island, Fl @ Tarpon Lodge. This was a blast. We ate, sipped bubbly, wrote, and read to each other all weekend.

There were shenanigans, but we swore secrecy.


author and fans
get a way
creative writers group

MSUCC Creative Writers Group June 3, 2015, in East Lansing, Michigan. 

A gaggle of dedicated writers near and dear to my heart.  The club was founded in 1923. This picture is the occasion of our annual good-bye luncheon. We meet again in October.


writing tips


13th Annual Florida Writers Conference, October 23-26, 2014. 

Marie Bostwick, NY Times Best Selling Author, (latest book, The Second Sister,)  gave the celebrity workshop.

Marie's tips for writing:

  • celebrate an attitude of gratitude
  • read books better than you write
  • write every day
  • have a truth to share 

Book singing:
November 8, 2014.

Annette's Book Nook, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.

Diana (DJ Welker, yours truly, and Sonja Gunter


Six-year-old granddaughter, Campbell, is already a fan.



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