Karen has been writing since she was five years old and decided to make a book of haikus. She has since gotten sidetracked by her 20+ year development and fund raising career, getting married to Jonathan, giving birth to Elan, Talia and Noah, becoming active in her synagogue, her neighborhood and her children's schools, traveling to Israel and otherwise offering advice, hugs and a sympathetic ear as a friend, daughter, sister, aunt, colleague, wife and soccer (and basketball) mom.
Karen's true dream is to write full-time, but since it doesn't pay the mortgage or keep her children in Converse high tops, she does it on the side. Her essays have been published in The Washington Post, Washington Jewish Week, Lilith Magazine, Sh'Ma and Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. She won the Lilith short fiction contest with her short story, "Vertigo," and was a finalist in the Bethesda Literary Contest. Karen is an active participant in the DC Jewish Community Center's writer's workshop, and was selected twice for the Jenny McKean Moore workshop at George Washington University.
In her spare time, Karen likes to stare out the window and take a few deep breaths. But she does not and will never do yoga.