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Introduction: Author Karen Wiesner

Author Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

Just this past weekend I received an invitation and welcome from Alien Romances to join the prestigious line-up of authors gathered at the blog. I've known Margaret Carter since I asked her to join the popular promotional group I founded in 2003, Jewels of the Quill (featured in RT Book Reviews magazine with a revolving group of romance authors that produced 14 award-winning anthologies together in the 11 years we were together). Currently, Margaret and I are critique partners. Additionally, I met Rowena Cherry when I interviewed her for my reference titles published by Writers Digest Books. Considering the short notice, I thought it would be fitting to post my author biography in order to introduce myself.


In addition to the many hats I've worn in the last 25 years as a writing reference instructor and author of bestselling craft references such as FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, WRITING THE FICTION Series, and BRING YOUR FICTION TO LIFE: Crafting Three-Dimensional Stories with Depth and Complexity as well as a professional blurbologist (a fancy title for someone who writes back cover blurbs for authors) and a freelance editor, I'm also the author of 144 titles (19 series) which have been nominated or won 134 awards. I write in nearly every genre of fiction along with writing reference, children's books, and poetry which means I'll have a lot of material to talk about in my future here on the Alien Romances blog. Below, I've compiled a bullet list of my credits--with the genres that are the focus of this blog listed first--which I hope everyone finds interesting.  


Romantic Science Fiction:


-Arrow of Time Chronicles, Books 1-4 available now


Romantic Fantasy/Mild Horror:


-Woodcutter’s Grim Series {Classic Tales of Horror Retold}, Books 1-9 and The Final Chapter available now; Book 10 including three full-length novels coming September 2021




-Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series. Books 1-6 are now available; Books 7-12 as well as the first novella collection coming soon


-Single Titles "The Amethyst Star", a futuristic romance, and "Creatures of the Night", a fantasy romance, in 2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas available now


-SWEET DREAMS, A single title romantic horror available now


Writing/craft reference titles not mentioned previously:

-CPR FOR DEAD OR LIFELESS FICTION: A Writer's Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plots, and Relationships available now


-COHESIVE STORY BUILDING (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building}) available now


Romantic Action/Adventure and Suspense:


-Incognito Series, Books 1-8 available now; Books 9-12 will be reissued in the future


Mystery (Police Procedural, Amateur Sleuth, and Private Investigator):


-Falcon's Bend Series written with Chris Spindler, Books 1-6 and three novella collections available now


-Denim Blues Mysteries, Books 1-3 available now 

Contemporary Romances/Women's Fiction:

-Family Heirlooms Series, Books 1-6 available now

-Friendship Heirlooms Series (Family Heirlooms Series spinoff), Books 1-7 available now

-Peaceful Pilgrims Series (Family and Friendship Heirlooms Series spinoff), Books 1-3 and 5 available now; Books 4, 6-8 coming soon

-Wounded Warriors Series, Books 1-6 available now


-Gypsy Road Series, Books 1-4 available now


-Angelfire Trilogy, Books 1-3 available now


-Angelfire II Quartet (Angelfire Trilogy spinoff), Books 1-4 available now


-Kaleidoscope Series, Books 1-7 now available


-Adventures in Amethyst Series, Books 1-10 available now; Books 11-13 to be released in the Adventures in Amethyst Trio of Holiday Romances collections in 2021


-Cowboy Fever Series, Books 1-6 available now


-Single Title Contemporary Romances "The Amethyst Angel" and "A Home for Christmas" in 2-in-1 Inspirational Romance Novellas available now


-Restless as Rainavailable now


Children's Books:


-Making Good Choices Series, Book 1 available now; Book 2 reissue coming soon


-KERI IS CUTE CUTE CUTE, out of print


-I CAN TOUCH THE SKY, out of print


-CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez, out of print




Soul Bleeds The Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesner available now


What a thrill to be adopted into this group. I look forward to my time here. My days to post on Alien Romances will be Fridays so I'll be back soon. I hope you'll post comments, and follow me at my author pages as well as here on the Alien Romances blog.


Happy reading!


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