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Karla Tipton

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Barberton, Ohio, The United States




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Karla Tipton cut her literary teeth on gothic romances, Edgar Allan Poe and the vampire soap “Dark Shadows.” Long before there were sparkly vampires roaming through the cultural consciousness, she wrote about ordinary women time traveling through history and falling in love with powerful men of myth and magic.

“Genre-bending” came naturally. Despite publishing industry advice to find a genre and stick with it, Karla shamelessly mixed it up, blending history, paranormal, time travel, fantasy and mystery into her novels.

When she became fascinated with Richard III, she made a research trip to England, so she could lend authenticity and historical detail to her novel about a romance between a modern woman and her favorite medieval king. “Rings o

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From Medieval to Mellotron: Legendary Ten Seconds band transcends time, inspires writing

As someone who writes novels just so I can time travel to the 15th century, I truly appreciate the inspiration behind the musical group, the Legendary Ten Seconds.

Most authors can name that “special place” that provides the best ambiance for easing them “into the zone” to create. One thing that sets the writing mood for me is a musical backdrop matching my novel’s setting in time.

Legendary Ten Seconds

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This is going to sound like a backhanded compliment, but I mean it sincerely when I say the book was better than I thought it was going to be.

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"I'm going to keep this short but sweet.

This book was very well done! Seriously, Tipton, I haven't seen many people try to do a historical retelling of Richard III and include time travel in there. It was brilliantly written too!

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"Great time travel story

Loved the suspense. Story ended too soon. Want to see more of the couple in modern times with family and friends.
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I will send it right away. Thank you! :)

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