Karen Dionne is the international bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, a dark psychological suspense novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in the U.S. and Canada, Little, Brown/Sphere in the U.K., and 23 other languages.
She is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, and organizes the Salt Cay Writers Retreat held every other year on a private island in the Bahamas. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.
Karen’s short fiction has appeared in Bathtub Gin, The Adirondack Review, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Thought Magazine, as well as First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors, an anthology of short stories from bestselling and emerging authors edited by Lee Child.
Karen has written about the publishing industry from an author’s perspective for AOL’s DailyFinance, and blogs at The Huffington Post. Other articles and essays have been published in Writer’s Digest Magazine, RT Book Reviews, Guide to Literary Agents, and Handbook of Novel Writing (Writers Digest Books).
Karen has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar for her body of work as an author, writer, and as co-founder of Backspace. She enjoys nature photography and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.
Curious how Karen got the idea for THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER?
Here’s one of her favorite radio interviews in which she explains how the story came to be. Karen has also written about her homesteading experiences in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula which inform the novel. Check out this piece in YOU Magazine to learn more (with pictures!).