Karen Skinner
© Karen Skinner 2023


Karen has always loved reading and has been writing short stories since she was at school. Karen grew up in Enfield and attended school there in the 80’s,

where she describes herself as being reasonably good at English and utterly terrible at everything else. Encouragement from a kind teacher inspired Karen

to keep writing throughout her school days and beyond.

Karen and her husband lived only two streets apart, but didn’t meet until introduced in their twenties. They moved to the Hertfordshire-Essex border to

raise their family.

A love of books has always been a big part of Karen’s life. Karen insists that books left unread are like neglected friends, while books she has loved are

lifelong friends waiting to be revisited.

Karen has been a member of the Hertford writers circle for 14 years, please find a useful link to their website at the bottom of this page.

Gods of Outrageous Fortune was a novel with a particularly long and difficult birth, but the events of 2020 meant that while everyone else was practising

sourdough, Karen had the time to revisit her book and finally get it finished. This is the first of the Dodecarchy series, a small collection of stories that will

take the reader on an adventure of crime, conspiracy and travel from the UK to Greece and back again.

Hertford Writers' Circle, www.hertfordwriterscircle.org