Karen Gordon

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Karen Gordon is an indie author who loves supporting strong and sexy women in fiction and in real life.

Born and raised in St. Charles, Missouri, she found her love of extraordinary stories about ordinary places by finding excitement in mundane suburbia. Although she currently writes romance and chick lit, you never know what she might do next. (You'll never find a woman-hating, bad-boy hero though.)

She currently lives with the loves of her life, three very cool geeky men and one perfect puppy, just outside of Memphis, TN.

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Karen Gordon I don't think I've actually had writer's block, where you stare at a blank page and nothing comes to you, but I have had writer's confusion. I can…moreI don't think I've actually had writer's block, where you stare at a blank page and nothing comes to you, but I have had writer's confusion. I can feel when a story is veering off course and it can be hard to figure out where things started to go wrong so I can go back and pick up the good thread. I recently went through that with my second novel, but I read a great writer's help book called, "Wired for Story" and I also did an in-depth questionnaire from the perspective of each of my major characters. This helped me refocus the plot to create a stronger story.(less)
Karen Gordon I'm writing the sequel to "Burnouts, Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story" It's called "Popstars, Friends and Lovers" and it is the story of MG…moreI'm writing the sequel to "Burnouts, Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story" It's called "Popstars, Friends and Lovers" and it is the story of MG & Steve and what happens to them after high school. The readers got hints in book one, but the second book follows MG to college and Steve on his wild ride to figuring out what he really wants from life. I'm still on the first draft, about 1/3 of the way through, but I am planning to have it ready for release by October of this year (fingers crossed). (less)
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Suburban Love Song is my first novel. It’s my intro into writing unconventional female character and it’s a hysterically accurate look at high school in the 1990’s.


When I started writing it I had a few goals: to turn the good girl/bad boy trope on it head, to celebrate the average high school kid and to tell a really sweet story of first love. I think I nailed it (you’ll have to let me know).


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Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks: a love story (Romance)
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Description: Ben Gorman and Carrie Gould live in different worlds, right next to each other. For Ben high school is good grades, Jr. ROTC, and a steady girlfriend. For Carrie it’s sex, drugs and rock and roll. But on Carrie’s sixteenth birthday they cross the lines to meet in the middle over cake, then a church picnic, then a game of strip poker, until finally the lines are blurred and they can’t remember why they never connected before. A clever, cheeky, romantic, gritty and fun story of first love, neighbors and opposites attracting. They both need what the other has to offer—“You keep me safe I’ll make you wild.”
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Karen Gordon Nicole wrote: "Hi! I have always wanted to visit St. Louis and plan to soon! I love it here in KC also :) So nice to meet you! Your books look awesome I will have to check then out!"

Hey, Nicole,
Thank you for checking out my books. They are set in St. Louis, but I did that so they would have a Midwest suburban feel to them. My KC friends totally relate and said they brought up a ton of fun memories for them too. Great to meet you too.


Nicole Dykes Hi! I have always wanted to visit St. Louis and plan to soon! I love it here in KC also :) So nice to meet you! Your books look awesome I will have to check then out!


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Karen Gordon Olivia wrote: "I just finished Steve and MG's story and it was amazing. You've done a great job and I'm planning a re-read of 'Burnouts' just to get more from the St Louis crew."

I know what you mean. I re-read Burnouts every once in a while just to hang out with Ben and Carrie. I'm so glad you want to too. Thank you for the review!


Olivia I just finished Steve and MG's story and it was amazing. You've done a great job and I'm planning a re-read of 'Burnouts' just to get more from the St Louis crew.


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