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Karen Rose Smith

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extended family, uncle's farm

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Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business.

She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing relationship novels. Now she writes romances as well as mysteries full time. Her first book was published in 1992; her 80th novel will be published in 2013. A winner of New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance,

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Karen Rose Smith The best thing about being a writer is the ability to create the world I want to live in and the people I want to live in it in my storylines!
Karen Rose Smith I outline heavily so the next scene is right in front of me ready to be written no matter how I feel.
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I was excited by all the new electronic devices my husband and I received for Christmas to help make our daily routines (like preparing a shopping list) a little easier.  However, my favorite gifts are those which are cat-related. Since I love cats and always try to feature them in my cozy mysteries, when I receive a "cat" gift, I feel that the gift was chosen personally for me and that the gi Read more of this blog post »
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"A delightful, typical cozy mystery. A friend is wrongly suspected of the murder, so the protagonist has to solve the crime. She puts herself in danger unwittingly. Interesting characters and side stories. A charming small town with close relationship" Read more of this review »
" Blue Falcon wrote: "She is so beautiful! Thank You, Karen, for sharing her with us."

You're welcome! We love her.
" Thank you! Next one coming out Sept. 12--FOREVER IN HER EYES.
" I hope you enjoy them. "
" I'm planting herbs in the garden, hoping it helps the bugs! I might try one of those lights. Thanks for commenting. "
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