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Mulberry Bend -- Karen Dean Benson
Mulberry Bend

Mission Song -- Karen Dean Benson
Mission Song

Devil's Grace -- Karen Dean Benson
Devil's Grace

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Latest Happenings | Appearances | Events


Mulberry Bend is up for pre-order at Amazon for a limimted time for $2.99

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


May 9, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Annual Spring Dinner
St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Mac Hall
Featured Speaker - local author
Karen Dean Benson, A Writers Story

June 3, 2017
GFWC Flushing Women’s Club
Art in the Park
Riverside Park - 230 S. Cherry Street
Book signing/sale
9:00 - 4:00

June 21, 2017  9:15 AM  
Interview with Jack Robbins and Karen Love on
The Coffee Break Show
89.7 FM WINZ FM radio and Comcast Cable-Channel 15 in Lansing and Channel 31 in East Lansing)

June 23/24, 2017
Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce
17th Annual Jubilee Craft Show
June 23, 1:00-7:00
June 24, 9:00-4:00
Book signing/sale

July 22/23, 2017
Arcadia Women’s Club presents
Arcadia Daze Arts and Crafts
July 22, 10:00-5:00
July 23, 10:00-4:00
Book signing/sale

August 26, 2017
Swartz Creek Kiwanis Club Art Fest
Book signing/selling
4071 Elms Road - Elms Park
9:00 - 5:00

September 10, 2017, Sunday
Kerrtytown BookFest
Ann Arbor Farmers Market

October 5, 2017
East Lansing Public Library
Sponsoring a talk
“The Anatomy of Writing”
Karen Dean Benson
7:00 p.m.
Abbott Road, East Lansing

October 24, 2017
Coral Gables
“The Anatomy of Writing”
Karen Dean Benson

Past Appearances

GFWC Flushing Women’s Club - Art in the Park - June 4, 2016, Flushing, Michigan

Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Jubilee Craft Show - June 24-25, 2016 - Williamston, Michigan

Arcadia Daze - July 22, 23, 24, 2016, Arcadia Women’s Club, Arcadia, Michigan

Montrose Blueberry Festival, Aug 19, 20, 21, Montrose, Michigan

Kerrytown Bookfest, Sept 11, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI

Grayling Promotional Association,  October 1, 2016, Grayling, Michigan


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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