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Karen Simpson

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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.


Rochester Writers’ 2018 Writing Contest
2nd Place Tulip by Karen Simpson

2017 Springfed Arts 1st Place


2014 Springfed Arts 1st Place

2013 Go On Girls New Author of the Year Award

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 quil


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 m Read more of this blog post »
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Katrina Burchett Hey Karen:)

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