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British historian, Arnold Toynbee, once said, “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” I derive the greatest pleasure blurring that line every day. Whether you prefer the suspenseful side of romance or the lighter side of humor and heat, I can't wait to share my stories with you!


Background Information

I've written all of my life, and graduated from college with Liberal Arts and Technical Journalism degrees. I didn't write my first novel, though, until I "retired" to stay home with my children. We lived in the middle of the Rocky Mountains above Denver at the time - our nearest neighbors weren't over the back fence, so it was a no-brainer to create my own grown up friends.

I loved reading romance novels so I started writing "sweet" romance. I wrote two novels before we moved to California, I discovered Romance Writers of America, and I learned all of the things I didn't know about writing novels. It's a far cry from journalism! In the intervening yers I honed my craft, moved into spicier, short contemporary romance, moved again into suspense, and moved back to Colorado. I've done relatively well in all genres but I never quite connected with the right publisher with the right manuscript at the right time.

Finally, I'm blazing my own trail into publication by splitting my genres (Romantic Suspense - Women hunted by killers...men who'd die to protect them and Contemporary Romance - The lighter side of romance - Not a killer in sight...unless it's killer heat!) and publishing through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. These digital programs were instrumental in making it easy for me to break out on my own.

I'm grateful to all of the wonderful writers at Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Romance Writers, From the Heart Romance Writers, and Colorado Romance Writers who've taught me so much and influenced my writing journey. I've also been fortunate to have five of the most talented writers as critique partners. My fellow "We Are Scripsi" writers are a diverse bunch, writing across five different genres.  It is this diversity that I credit for much of my success as a writer.

Birth Place
Norristown, PA USA
Accomplishments

Among my numerous writing awards, my four Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finals were split between Traditional Romance & Short Contemporary Romance, and I've won the coveted Kiss of Death Daphne du Maurier award Category (Series) Romantic Mystery Unpublished Division.

Additional Information

I will be launching the first book in my romantic suspense, Thorne's Thornes, series in June 2012 with Killing Secrets. I also attend the RomConInc "Where Readers Rule" Conference, an annual event where readers can mingle and play with their favorite authors. FMI about RomCon 2012 (June 22-24) www.romconinc.com I've recently added a couple of fun features for readers to my blog site. Mondays - Author Interviews; Wednesdays - Karen's Killer Book Bench (highlights authors & their books w/excerpts); Fridays - Karen's Killer Fixin's (I share my own favorite recipes along w/**Author Specials**, highlighting author books & their favorite recipes. Most authors sponsor giveaways of their books on Book Bench so come visit and leave a comment.

Contact Information
Karen Docter, Author
P.O. Box 351653 
Westminster CO 80035-1653   USA
Contact Author: Karen Docter
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Karen Docter, Author
Website highlights both my Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense novels

Karen Docter, Blogger
Author Interviews, Karen's Killer Book Bench, Karen's Killer Fixin's & Other Musings.

Karen Docter, RomConBlog Diva
I schedule daily author blogs on three genre calendars at RomConInc website. Readers can find Sneak Peeks & blogs about author books in the following genres: Contemporary (includes suspense), Historical, & Parnormal (includes Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy




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