I’m Karen Strong and I LOVE books and the writing craft.
I primarily write Young Adult (YA) fiction, and I’ve had the pleasure of attending several conferences and retreats such as the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop, the Rutgers One-on-One Plus Conference, and the Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshop, all of which I highly recommend. I’m also involved in several writing organizations and online communities.
I spend a majority of my time working at my day job in information technology. My team develops software that helps law enforcement agencies solve criminal cases — which also includes missing and abducted children. My job can be very demanding at times but I love the geekiness of it and the fact that I’m making a difference and in some situations even saving lives.