Today I’m delighted to welcome Karen Inglis to the blog.
Karen is a children’s author living in Barnes, southwest London.
She first starting writing children’s books over 20 years ago, when her two sons were toddlers. When her children started school she put her writing in a wooden box in her office and went back to her day job of business writing for 10 years.
In 2010 she opened the box up to look at the stories again, and – after lots of editing and rewriting to improve them – she eventually published The Secret Lake in late 2011.
Karen has published five books and an interactive bookapp since then, and achieved close to 10,000 sales. She has held many signings in Waterstones around southwest London and is stocked in local independent bookshops. She also regularly takes her books into schools.
Karen studied French at University and in her early working life taught English as a foreign language. She then worked in New York and Norway, before returning to London. Here she has been a business writing trainer and professional copywriter on money and tax for many years – but she far prefers making up children’s stories and so now concentrates mainly on this.