Writer // Editor // Admin
Karen was born and raised in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, where she spent much of her summers camping, hiking, fishing, and otherwise learning why the great outdoors were, in fact, so great. After high school, she gave all of that up for the flat lands of Illinois and the gridwork that is Chicago, where she spent four years unpacking her life at a small liberal arts college. Ever the wanderer, she is currently living in Boston with her fiancé, working for a company that sparks wanderlust and cross cultural curiosity.
While she learned to pack light, she never left behind a journal and pen. Karen has been writing creative stories and poems for as long as she can remember. Her favorite role in the writing process, however, is editor, much preferring to untangle the narrative string than weave it in the first place. But, she learned from an early age that we all must suffer for our art, and so she diligently writes.
Karen finds motivation in honesty and quiet spaces, in introspection and old places. She finds solace in maxims and tea, in journaling and puzzling. Her favorite season is autumn, and she prefers cupcakes to cookies. She understands cats better than dogs but loves them both the same, and she’d like to leave you with a quote from Lydia Yuknavitch, an author she deeply admires: “Your voice is a muscle.”