Karen has been writing since she was a little girl, being brought up in a house where both her parents worked as journalists. She was born in Lincoln in 1969 and now lives in Leicestershire with her fiance Les and their son. She is also the mother of four grown up children. Besides writing, she loves gymnastics, Hammer Horror, Doctor Who, Carry Ons and old film stars. In 2013, she published THOUGHTS OF A NEW OLD MUM - about her experiences as both a young mum and an older mum. In 2015, her biography of the actor Anthony Ainley was published by Fantom Films - The Man Behind The Master is available through their website. Her latest book came out in June 2016 and is about 1980s women's gymnastics.