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Karen Clarke

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I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and three grown-up children where I write romantic comedy novels (also known as chick lit) and short stories for women's magazines in the UK and abroad.

Over the years I've been a secretary/bookkeeper, a wedding photographer, a pub manager, I've worked in a supermarket, a newsagent's, and as a librarian - all good for story ideas.

I now write full-time, and when I'm not writing I read a lot, enjoy walking - which is good for plot-wrangling and ideas - watching series on Netflix (The Walking Dead, Bloodline and The Night Of are current favourites) baking and eating cakes. And then more walking to work off the cakes.

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Karen Clarke I'm drawn to Francesca and Robert in The Bridges of Madison County because although their love was doomed (and made me cry) they were so tender…moreI'm drawn to Francesca and Robert in The Bridges of Madison County because although their love was doomed (and made me cry) they were so tender together, and perfect for each other.(less)
Karen Clarke I'm so busy writing I won't have much time for reading, but will make time for Rowan Coleman's 'The Summer of Impossible Things' and am excited about…moreI'm so busy writing I won't have much time for reading, but will make time for Rowan Coleman's 'The Summer of Impossible Things' and am excited about Marian Keyes' new book 'The Break' which is out in September.(less)
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