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My name is Karen L. Simpson. I am the author of Act of Grace (Plenary Publication)

I am passionate about the craft of writing fiction, the art of quilting, and the discipline of historical research. For me all three of these disciplines are deeply intertwined.


2012 Best New Author Go On Girl! Book Book Club

2012 Independent Publisher Silver Medal Award winner for Visionary Fiction

2011 Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Spirituality.

2009 winner of The Speculative Literature Foundation Older Writers Grant.

Writing fiction, I have found, is a lot like quilting. You stitch thousands of words together to create an intricate pattern of theme, plot and characterization. Then, one


My publisher has official released the rights for my novel  Act of Grace back to me and I am now in the process of independently publishing a new edition both as softcover and ebook.

Act of  Grace will be back up for sale by August 15.  In the mean time it is still available on Kindle.

I am celebrating this transition because it means continued life for my novel and  allows me to better serve my readers.

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Katrina Burchett Hey Karen:)

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