As a kid, this author could usually be found with her face buried in a book, or writing stories about ice-skating elephants. Now that she’s (mostly) grown up, she’s a National Magazine Award winning journalist published in a variety of places, including Canadian Family, Best Health, Canadian Living and Chatelaine. Her debut novel, Come Away with Me, hit shelves August 25th — and is a Globe & Mail bestseller! — and her second novel, The Choices We Make, arrives July 2016.
A former Torontonian. Karma Brown now lives nearby in the ‘burbs with her husband, daughter, and labradoodle. When not crafting copy or mulling plot lines, she is typically running, hanging out with her family, making a mess in the kitchen, and checking items off her bucket list.
Here’s the lowdown on Karma ….
- Hometown: (very near) Toronto, Canada
- How long you’ve been writing: As a career, 7 years. As a hobby, a heck of a lot longer.
- List the books you’ve written:
Come Away with Me (out now)
The Choices We Make (July 12, 2016)
That I perfectly captured the experience of grief. It was tough to write certain scenes, and while I’m heartbroken for anyone who has endured such great loss I’m grateful to know I wrote it authentically.
- Share a sentence from a recent Goodreads review:
This was one of my favorite recent reviews – succinct and simple, but satisfying: Sad. Joyful. Surprising. Lovely.
- Tell us about the book you’re working on now:
I can’t say much right now (still in early days), but will say it answers this question: “What if” a woman’s whole life falls apart – and she risks losing those she loves most – because of a simple decision to stop her car and wave a teenager across the street?
- Describe the book in 3 words: Remorse. Responsibility. Consequences.
- Next event where you’ll be signing books or speaking?
I’ll be on a panel at the American Library Association conference in Orlando (June 27), then running workings (and probably signing a few books) at the Midwest Writers Workshop (http://www.midwestwriters.org/faculty/) in Muncie, Indiana (July 21-23).
- Where can readers find you online and on social media (website & links)?
I’m addicted to Twitter (https://twitter.com/WriterKarma), and am also happy to connect via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WriterKarma/), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/writerkarma/), and my website (http://karmakbrown.com/)!
- Where can readers buy your books (links)?
Would you like to win K’s book, plus 9 other fabulous novels?
Here’s the link to enter the JUNE giveaway: