Karencompleted her PhD at Loughborough University, where she also gained her M.A. in English, Creative Writing.
Karen is a professional member of the Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders and her website is www.the-writers-secret-helper.com
She has taught on the MA Creative Writing course and on the third-year undergraduate Publishing module. Karen’s recent novel, Don’t Be Late in the Morning, is the first and only novel to have been written about the Leicestershire Regiment in the First World War and whilst it is fiction, it is written from unpublished letters and diaries, and solid historical facts. She has also written: A Second Christmas Truce?, Christmas on the Western Front, 1915, The Advent Calendar Recipe Book, and Your UCAS Application: a step-by-step guide.
She has also written introductions and chapters for three books, published by Igloo, (Comfort Food, Chocolate and Harold Shipman) and published magazine articles include: Your Cat, The Racing Pigeon and the magazine of the Leicestershire and Rutland Western Front Association, The Tiger. She is also a member of the Association of Christian Writers and Leicester Writers’ Club.
Karen writes two blogs: