Mail: P.O. Box 454, Washington, MI 48094
Publicist: Katie Grinch (kgrinch at penguinrandomhouse.com)
Agent: Jeff Kleinman, Folio Literary Management (jkleinman at foliolit.com)
Karen Dionne is the international bestselling author of the dark psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter (June 2017, G.P. Putnam’s Sons), and three other novels. She is the cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.
Karen Dionne is the international bestselling author of the dark psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter (June 2017, G.P. Putnam’s Sons). Previous novels include the science thrillers Freezing Point and Boiling Point (Berkley), as well as The Killing: Uncommon Denominator (Titan Books), an original novel based on the Fox Television detective series. Freezing Point was nominated by RT Book Reviews as Best First Mystery of 2008, and The Killing: Uncommon Denominator was nominated for a Scribe Award, which honors licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books.
Karen is co-founder of the online writers community Backspace, and organizes the Salt Cay Writers Retreat held every year on a private island in the Bahamas. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and 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 (Tor; June 2010; paperback May 2011), an anthology of short stories from bestselling and newer 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 (January 2009), RT Book Reviews (December 2010), Guide to Literary Agents (Writers Digest Books; August 2010), and Handbook of Novel Writing (Writers Digest Books; August 2010). She is also a book reviewer for The New York Journal of 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.
Sample articles by Karen and radio interviews
Daily Mail/YOU magazine – How we survived for three years in the American wilderness by Karen Dionne
Signature Reads: What Comes After – Finding the Story in What Happens Next by Karen Dionne
Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books: Of Fathers and Daughters – The Thriller as Tragic Love Story by Karen Dionne
Radio Gorgeous interview – London
KSCJ radio interview – Sioux City, IA
Speaking of Mysteries podcast interview
Hi-Res Photos (click on a photo for a larger image) Author photos by Robert Bruce: