Karen Anders was a bibliophile at a young age. While other children were dragging around well-worn and well-loved blankets and teddy bears, Karen was dragging around books. In all shapes, sizes and colors, they were her constant companions. It’s no wonder that she is now writing her own books.
Karen read her first romance novel, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, in high school. After reading about Buttercup and her love, Karen was hooked, and moved on to The Sheik, a well-worn copy that was given to her by her Valentino-loving grandmother. These books opened up the world of true love to Karen, bringing with it all the excitement, joy and heartache contained in the human heart. Karen found out that romance writers know how to make love grow.
Coming from the conservative state of Vermont, it surprised Karen that she loved creating hot, sexy heroes, and the strong women who tame them. But beneath all that conservatism beat the heart of a true rebel! Karen has escaped to culturally diverse Northern Virginia and is doing her best to raise two daughters, each a rebel in their own right. Between her roles as an administrative assistant for a university dean and single working mother, it’s an adventure for Karen to find time to get in a few hours of writing amidst the mundane chores and reigning chaos of everyday life.
Karen asks readers to hook themselves to her bandwagon and hopes they enjoy reading her stories as much as she enjoys writing them. But she suggests you don’t drag them around—it’s murder on the covers.
Her first romance novel, Jennifer's Outlaw, was published in 1997 and obtained the HOLT (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent) Medallion.