Agent : Victoria Hobbs
Karen was born in Taplow, Berkshire to rather nomadic parents. Countryside walks with her father instilled in her a lifelong love of nature, particularly wild plants, insects and amphibians. Karen studied Fine Art and Aesthetics at Cardiff and is a painter and sculptor. As a child she was a voracious reader of fairy tales, myths and legends, and this led to a fascination with dark, Gothic literature. She now lives in Wales, not far from a town which once had three Victorian asylums. Their history inspired the writing of her first novel, Hawthorn Marsh.