With more than 1.8 million books in print in eight different languages, KAREN WHITE is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including the Tradd Street series, THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT, FLIGHT PATTERNS, THE SOUND OF GLASS, A LONG TIME GONE, and THE TIME BETWEEN. She is the coauthor of THE FORGOTTEN ROOM and THE GLASS OCEAN (Sept 2018) with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig.
Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen’s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.
Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set. Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue, and romance.
Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued a career in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON was published in August, 2000. Her books—referred to as “grit lit” (Southern Women’s Fiction)—have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA Fiction Book of the Year.
Karen’s novel, DREAMS OF FALLING, was published in June, 2018 by Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing Group. She will also be touring beginning Fall 2018 with her collaborative book THE GLASS OCEAN.
When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. Karen and her husband have two grown children and currently live near Atlanta, Georgia with two spoiled Havanese dogs.
Learn more about her at www.karen-white.com.