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 USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in the US and in 26 other languages. Praised by The New York Times Book Review as “subtle, brilliant, and mature . . . as good as a thriller can be,” The Marsh King’s Daughter took home the Barry and Crimson Scribe Awards for Best Novel and is in development as a major motion picture. Karen’s newest psychological suspense, The Wicked Sister, is also an international bestseller and was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Thrillers of 2020.
Karen Dionne is the USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of the award-winning psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in the US and in 25 other languages, and The Wicked Sister (August 2020), also from G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
The Marsh King’s Daughter was named one of the best books of 2017 by iBooks, Hudson Booksellers, Powell’s Books, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Irish Independent, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness, Bookpage, and many other booksellers and reviewers, and is currently in development as a major motion picture. The Marsh King’s Daughter was also chosen by the Library of Michigan as a 2018 Michigan Notable Book and is the winner of Deadly Pleasure Magazine’s Barry Award for Best Novel and Suspense Magazine’s Crimson Scribe Award.
Karen has been active in the writing community for over twenty years. She co-founded the online writers community Backspace, and organized the Backspace Writers Conferences in New York and the Salt Cay Writers Retreat held on a private island in the Bahamas. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served as managing editor of their monthly publication, The Big Thrill, and on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.
Karen’s newest psychological suspense, The Wicked Sister (August 2020, G.P. Putnam’s Sons) is also an international bestseller and was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Thrillers of 2020.
THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER has been featured in national newspapers and magazines around the world. Click through to view or download the PDF.
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
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