Karen Biery has spent the majority of her life in the creative realm. She began her career in retail management with a major corporation until she designed, created, and accomplished her dream of opening her own retail environment - Olde English Garden Company - in Salem, Ohio. at a young age, she studied watercolors under the instruction of Tom McNickle and later attended Kent State University for creative writing. At that moment, Karen realized that the two - painting and writing- were two halves that performed best together, creating the whole picture. She has designed the covers of Chattels, believe, pieces, of Home, and speakeasy through photography and watercolors as well as illustrating the interior.
Karen lives in northeast Ohio with her husband, Jeff, when they are not enjoying their home in Florida. She is a happy step-mom and proud grandma of two.
I thank you all, my readers, for your support, excitement, belief, and sometimes tough love. I could not enjoy this aspect of my life without you. I hope to have a few more 'techno' gadgets (maybe even a blog :/) to play with this next year, but I will definitely be enjoying life's beautiful gift as a first-time grandma (although clearly this is impossible for a woman of 35! LOL). Come celebrate life's gifts with me through reading, laughing, passing along our "traveling novels", but mostly by staying in contact with me.
I believe (no pun intended) in the power of the written word. I feel all authors have a specific message and mine is reflected in my love for OUR history. We have made many mistakes as Americans but none are irreversible. My goal is to gently remind my readers that there are consequences for our actions, that love will always prevail, and to be proud of your roots no matter how salty or unsavory they are.
I enjoy painting watercolors and using that special touch to add to a penned signature at all of my signing events as well a each novel ordered on this website. We offer our S/N (signed/numbered) limited edition for each title. A Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each hard cover. Only one hundred originals are available and are available for $100.00. To purchase, go to our store and select Limited Edition. Remember, quantities are extremely limited! As a footnote here, for those of you who don't know, I created and painted the covers for my novels. All of the interior artwork was drawn by me also. So in each Limited Edition every drawing on every chapter, as well as each chapter break, are hand painted by me. As hard as I try to keep them the same each one turns out a bit different. If you are a Limited Edition collector, this is for you.