Thursday, June 3, 2010
Introducing Karen Minors
Growing up in Fort Washington, Maryland, Karen shared a love for language arts and reading, along with her sister. She found that her high school English literature assignments were more fun than tedious, and would later express herself in writing. During her freshman year at UMBC, Karen's writing caught the attention of her African American history professor, and she was encouraged to share an assignment in front of her class. Her exposure to Erotique Noir that same semester sparked a greater love for poetry and writing, and she would later express herself by embarking on a dream: to write a novel. Through much prayer, Karen decided to act on her "to do" list and began her novel in 2007 while sitting on a Bermuda seashore. Doors were opening for her, and Karen found herself in the presence of authors who freely shared advice and writing tips, but most importantly, their support. Karen's first novel, It Is What It Is, is to be released some time this summer. She is a Registered Nurse presently working in dialysis in Maryland and northwest Washington, D.C.