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Karen Rose Smith

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December 21




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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The other day when I was listening to Silent Night, one of my favorite Christmas carols, some of the words made me think of my furry family.

All is calm...Sleep in heavenly peace...
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"I enjoy this series for the mystery as well as the family and their relationships. Caprice’s close-knit family is an integral part of the stories and her life, always there to help.

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"This is another Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery and it was excellently written. This is one of my favorite series and I always get antsy while waiting for the next book to come out. The author makes me feel like I am a part of this fabulous f..." 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.
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