Welcome to Day 5 of #RRBC’S July Spotlight Tour for Karen Black @KARENSSTORIES

Today I have the privilege of welcoming you to Day 5 of RRBC’S July “SPOTLIGHT” Author Tour for Karen Black, a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Below, you’ll learn about how Karen balances her writing and life. You’ll also discover some of the work she has published. I hope you’ll support her at every stop of her blog tour!

I’ll let Karen tell you herself.

Is writing my full-time job? No. My full-time job is living with the world’s most wonderful husband and a variety of critters, furry and feathered, domestic and wild. From spring until fall, gardening takes up a good bit of time. Herbs are my primary interest, but vegetables are included in the garden. The majority of my writing is done during the winter.

There are days I’ll rarely leave my desk, and others when I never approach it. It is typical for me to have several projects going on at the same time. I’ve found that letting a story sit and returning to review it, after a few days, or a few weeks has worked out best. My stories take on their own life. It is unusual for one to end the way I expected when I wrote the first sentence. I’m never in a hurry to finish a story.

I believe that the more you write, the better writer you’ll become and that a good author never stops reading and improving. For that reason, literary groups take up some of my time. I’ve found networking within these groups encouraging and enlightening. Rave Review Book Club is an excellent example and an outstanding resource for both new and established authors. 

Treacherous Love by Karen Black


Meet Karen:

Karen Black

Karen Black lives in the eastern United States, with her husband and a variety of critters, wild and domestic. Hobbies include herb gardening, wildlife watching and wine making, though all are put on hold when she’s caught up in a story. With a lifelong affection for animals, a fascination with the supernatural and a background in criminal justice, the author draws on experience, as well as imagination to create stories that are believable, unique and entertaining. Expect the unexpected.



Twitter:  @KarensStories – https://twitter.com/KarensStories

Facebook:  Stories by Karen – https://www.facebook.com/StoriesbyKaren/

Website:  Stories by Karen – https://storiesbykaren.org/

To follow along with the rest of her tour, please visit the “SPOTLIGHT” Author forum on the RRBC site!

If you’re an author and interested in receiving this kind of support for you and your work, please join us at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB! We look forward to adding your name to our roster and your books to our catalog!


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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

36 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 5 of #RRBC’S July Spotlight Tour for Karen Black @KARENSSTORIES”

  1. Lovely to learn a little about Karen, Mark. A seasonal writer? That could work. I seem to miss summer as I spend hours inside at the computer. I love that idea actually. 🙂 Next year. Lol. Thanks, Karen!

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    1. Hi Roberta. If you love gardens, but have no time, pick up a rosemary plant and set it in a window. The fragrance is lovely and it looks like a little pine tree. It’s also non-toxic, so no need to worry if you have pets or small children.

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  2. It is true, Karen that writers are alway improving by writing and reading. I agree you have to let that story rest. I never know where a story is going when I write which makes it fun. Thanks for hosting, Mark!

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  3. I agree, Karen. The more you write, the better your writing becomes. RRBC is definitely a great source of support! They have so many programs that help writers become even better at their craft! 🙂

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  4. Hi Mark, Thank you for introducing Karen Black to me. I am always curious about the behind the scenes stories with writers. Like you say “how Karen balances her writing and life.” Interesting how most of Karen’s writing is done in the Winter. “Fascination with the supernatural” is already intriguing. I look forward to learning more about Karen and her books. 🙂

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