After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen knew she wanted to be a writer—or become Scarlett O'Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world to stay home with her children, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000. This book was nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award in 2001 in two separate categories.
Ms. White has since published three more award-winning novels. The most recent, After the Rain, was released in April, 2003.
Ms. White is a graduate of the American School in London, a city she resided in for seven years. She now lives outside Atlanta with her husband, son and daughter and spends most days wringing her hands at the lack of time in a day, doing laundry, going grocery shopping, carpooling children and occasionally writing. Her next book, The Color of Light, will be published by New American Library in 2005.
Ms. White will have a story in the upcoming Blessings in Mossy Creek anthology.
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