Join (free) | Login  

   Your Online Literary Community! 
 Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors:  Gisele Vincent-Page, iWendy Laing, iJoyce Scarbrough, iJames McClelland, iKeith Wright, iJ.J. Snow, iMaryanne Raphael, i

Home > Author > karen Wolfe
karen Wolfe

· Become a Fan
· Contact author
· Books
· 1 Titles
· 1 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with a friend
Member Since: Jul, 2010

karen Wolfe, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

  karen Wolfe           

Share  Save   [ Subscribe]        

Try as I might, I can't do Serious. But there's enough misery in the world, so bring on the humour!

Background Information

Read anything and everything to keep those creative portals open! I don't believe you can be a writer unless you're also a reader, because mastery of the written word endures beyond any kind of literary fashion.

As a child, I was enthralled by KIpling, Mark Twain and Richmal Crompton's wonderful "Just William" series, all of which expanded my vocabulary greatly, before moving on to the Sci-fi greats, PG Wodehouse, and the anarchic genius that was 'Mad' magazine.

Student days were dominated by British writers (well I was studying English Literature) such as JRR Tolkien, H.E. Bates, humorist Alan Coren, and the ghost-stories of MR James along with the fabulous 'Modesty Blaise' books, and middle-age brought the legend that is Sir Terry Pratchett and his Discworld novels (my biggest comic-fantasy influence.) I also devour the crime-genre: gritty (Sue Grafton) is good, gory (Jeff Lindsey's 'Dexter') is an excellent read, but a touch of humour, a la Janet Evanovitch, is even better.

There can never be enough time to read all that's out there, or to write down everything that's in your head, but I am giving it my best shot. Thanks, Mum and Dad, for all those spell-binding bedtime stories that started me off on my chosen path.

Birth Place
Ilkley,  United Kingdom

Two short stories, 'Squirrels' and 'Mooncall' won the 2006 and 2009 'Square Dog' Northern writers contests, and were subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
'Squirrels' also won the 2009 'Aesthetica' Literary Fiction prize, and 'Mooncall' was included in the first American 'Wolfsong' anthology.
Another short story, 'Sparrowbane', also won the 2010 Village Writers award.

Additional Information

I'm currently working on 'Dogwatch', the sequel to 'Dogsbody', a humorous crime-novel featuring dog-whisperer Georgie Crane and her mis-matched hooligan pack.

Favorite Links

The author's page on this site features author information and excerpts from both my published novels ('Seers' and 'Seers' Moon') plus a 'taster' of the forthcoming 'Seers' Bones', as well as several short stories.

Featured Book
Reality Check
by Terry Vinson

Grab that remote and prepare for a grisly homage to the 'Reality TV' craze currently dominating the Nielsen's.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Wolf Spike
by James Moore

A new twist on the timeless tale of the werewolf legend set in the future and the past. Go to the stars and back and see how it all began. Wolf spike is a sci-fi horror w..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.