Karen A. Wyle

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Karen A. Wyle is the author of multiple science fiction novels, including The Twin-Bred Series: Books 1-3; near-future novels Division, Playback Effect, and Who: a novel of the near future. Her first novel outside the SF category was the afterlife fantasy/family drama Wander Home. Most recently, she has made a foray into historical romance with her novel What Heals the Heart. She has also published one nonfiction work, Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers, a resource for authors or for anyone interested in understanding more about American law.

Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers herself a Hoosier. Wyle's childhood ambition was
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Average rating: 3.82 · 345 ratings · 193 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Twin-Bred (Twin-Bred #1)

3.64 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Wander Home

3.93 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Division

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What Heals the Heart (Cowbi...

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The Baby

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Reach (Twin-Bred, #2)

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Playback Effect

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Closest to the Fire: A Writ...

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The Library

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Water to Water

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I wrote eight science fiction novels and one afterlife fantasy/family drama before I ventured into the new territory -- or, to be more accurate, the two new territories -- of historical romance. I've enjoyed reading historical fiction for years, admiring the diligent research necessary to make the past come alive and doubting I could pull off such a feat. More recently, I've been reading both h... Read more of this blog post »
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I strongly recommend reading Book 1, Mindtouch, before this one. With that book's excellent world-building and character development behind me, I devoured this book in no time and found it thoroughly absorbing. We dive
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I'm delighted to have found this SF series and look forward to reading more of it. The world-building, characters, and themes came together very nicely.

I was somewhat annoyed to find a trope all too common in romance novels, which this isn't (at
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" Terrific! If you'd email your name and email address to me at kawyle@att.net, I'll keep you posted.

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I didn't know a great deal about Clarence Thomas' life and background before reading this very interesting memoir. I recommend it to anyone interested in either Justice Thomas or in life for poor black families in the mid-20th century.

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“I remember that story. You have read it four times." Samson shrugged. "Why should I stop with the first reading? Nobody says, 'That was a fine piece of music. I'll never listen to that again." But some people treat books that way. Not I!”
Karen A. Wyle, Twin-Bred

“Joshua Gibbs felt sun on his face and thought about opening his eyes. He decided to wait. He had some blessings to savor that wouldn’t need sight.”
Karen A. Wyle, What Heals the Heart

“Joshua levered himself out of bed. He’d shave, get dressed, and take a walk with Major before frying himself some breakfast.

As a boy, if he could have even imagined himself so old as thirty-three, he’d have assumed he’d be leaving a wife behind staying warm in bed or making breakfast, or better yet, accompanying him on his morning amble. But things change. War changes them. And solitude suited him, these days.”
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