Karen Forrester

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I write science fiction and fantasy that's about people, not technology. I've had readers who didn't consider themselves SciFi fans tell me they really liked Alien Within. The novel features aliens who could be labeled "lesbian" and "feminist" if they had such words in their language (my aliens are puzzled as to why Earthlings practice what they call "gender polarization"). Yet I heard from a straight woman that she stayed up late reading it, and I've gotten positive reviews and ratings from several men. So I think it's fair to say that my "lesbian/feminist" science fiction and fantasy stories appeal to a broader audience than the categories of book distributors, or based on the "boxes" that Earthlings put people in. My stories have adventu ...more

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Karen Forrester I enjoy bringing the stories in my head "to life" on the page. Also, I love it when I've developed my characters to the point where they start telling…moreI enjoy bringing the stories in my head "to life" on the page. Also, I love it when I've developed my characters to the point where they start telling me how the story should go. That happened with Alien Within. I wrote the original ending (which stayed). But while working on the "wrap-up" chapter that followed, my characters insisted on a few "new" developments.(less)
Karen Forrester I'm currently working on a fantasy short story that will be part of a collection of "science fiction and other" short stories. I plan to publish the…moreI'm currently working on a fantasy short story that will be part of a collection of "science fiction and other" short stories. I plan to publish the collection next month. I'm also in the outlining and ideas stage for the sequel to Alien Within. I expect that one will take me up to a year, since I have a day job.(less)
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" This morning I went on my first local hike in four months. (Cooler temps have arrived here in Phoenix, AZ!) I returned home with this poem. [Maybe I s ...more "
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Spiral Hunt by Margaret Ronald
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Evie Scanlon has the ability to "find" lost things (and people) supernaturally. When she's not carrying out her day job delivering documents, she earns extra money being other people's "hound". This first book introducing Evie hooked me from the firs ...more
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Skin Game by Jim Butcher
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Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
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Far From Home by Tony Healey
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Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
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Karen Forrester made a comment in the group Lesbian Book ClubA Fun Poem topic
" Hey in my book, your admiration is *better* than pie! Thanks! "
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" Finally managing to post the second poem. Yesterday was the 10-month anniversary of being dumped, and in a week we would've been celebrating our 17th ...more "
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Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
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The Hollows series rocks! In the genre I call "paranormal chicks kick ass," Kim Harrison's series featuring witch Rachel Morgan is my all-time favorite. Rachel is tough, no-nonsense, and doesn't take shit from anyone. She starts out very "black and w ...more
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