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Karen Healey

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Karen Healey writes books about tough girls with brains and interesting boys with secrets. She likes nail art, superheroes, and musical soundtracks. She technically lives in New Zealand, but really lives on the Internet.

Okay, Internets, brace yourself, because this post has been brewing for a while.

In the last three months, When We Wake has been honored with a number of special things. My science fiction Sleeping Beauty story is:

A Storylines Notable Book.
A finalist in the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Longlisted for the Silver Inky Award.
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When We Wake (When We Wake,...
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Guardian of the Dead
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The Shattering
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While We Run (When We Wake,...
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Teen Movie Times
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The Unicorn Bell
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Willful Impropriety: 13 Tal...
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When We Wake While We Run
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" My mother’s last words to me were, “Now you can go and save the world.” I died before I could. Some legacy I left you, huh? But I give you this legacy, too: You can make a difference. You can help.

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Laura Martinelli is 59% done with While We Run: DON'T YOU DARE, HEALEY. I've already had my heart broken over fictional characters once this week, you're not going to do it to me again!
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"Everyone should read this book! The future that is displayed is eerily plausible which caused me to rethink a lot of my actions. Am I really being the best human I can be? And do I advocate my position on important topics loud enough to impact oth" Read more of this review »
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“Stories change us; they change the world. People are stories of themselves.”
Karen Healey, Guardian of the Dead

“No matter how much money he'd been offered or how many glittering stars had requested duets, he hadn't sung for them.
But he'd sung for me.”
Karen Healey, When We Wake
tags: love, music

“You knew what I was," he said, taking his hair back from his face, eyes wild with the will to make me believe. "You knew that my face is a lie, just pretending to be human. And you still wanted me, you could touch me, you could see what I am, the only one who knew and wanted me all the same, and you said I wasn't a --" his chest hitched. "Not a monster. I was going to tell you, and then I thought, well, I'm probably going to die in the underworld, so why can't I have this until then? I'm the stupid one; not you. I'm so sorry.”
Karen Healey, Guardian of the Dead

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Karen Tyrrell Thanks Karen for friending,
Please check out Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness,
A Teachers gutsy story of parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery. How did I reclaim my life?
Karen :)

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Karen! :D

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