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A Break in the Clouds--Karen Dean Benson
A Break in the Clouds

Come Here to Me Karen Dean Bensen
Come to Me

Come to Me -- Karen Dean Benson
Secret at Dark Castle

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


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All Karen's Books can be found at:

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


Landlubbers retreat Feb. 8-11, 2019. Inn on the Lakes, Sebring, Fl.
At head of table and clockwise, Anne Peck, Gay Thompson, Jackie Floyd, Willa Edwards, Victoria Hinshaw, Karen Dean Benson, Tina Boulton, Lynnette Hallberg (Austin).

Book signing with Lyn Farquhar (Lia Farrell), Karen Dean Benson, and Joyce Benvenuto three authors representing the Creative Writers group of Michigan State University’s Community Club. September 2019.


See Karen on the cover of Estero Lifestyle Magazine

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November 16, 2019
Our Lady of Light Annual Arts & Crafts Show
10;00 to 3:00, Estero
Karen will be signing and selling her books

November 24, 2019
State Street Elementary 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
9:00 to 4:00
Fenton, Michigan
Karen will be signing and selling her books

January 31 – February 1, 2020
Fantastic - Hearts in the Sand Conference
Sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers
Bi-annual conference allowing writers to hone their craft and marketing skills
and network with industry professionals.

Enjoy nearby beaches & Florida sunshine
Estero, Florida                 

March 14, 2020
10:00 to 3:00
juried Arts & Craft Fair
Estero, Florida
Karen will signing and selling her books


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.


Judy Finan’s home – Pelican Sound Golf and River Club, Estero, FL  4.18.2019
Best Book Buddies Book Club
Discussing Mulberry Bend – Aisling’s Story

Barbara, Karen, Michelle, JoAnne, Ann, Jane, Ruth, and hostess Judy.

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.


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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.


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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.


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



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