Karen Payton Holt
Maidstone. United Kingdom.
Bio: I was born in Wales and grew up in London. For years, I was a 'stay at home' mum and when I returned to work, I fell into the profession of 'childcare', and I hold tutoring qualifications in that field. As for writing, I write every minute of every day that I have to spare. I came very late to writing, and if someone had told me I would one day write a novel, let alone four or more, I would have laughed at them. But, after a 'light bulb moment' of inspiration, that is exactly where I am. I was bitten by the bug and now, I cannot stop! I'm writing vampire novels under the series title of 'Fire and Ice', which are best described as dark fantasy/horror. There will be five novels in all. I have the first four books, 'The Awakening' and 'Survival', delivered to my literary agent, and the third, 'Earth Walker', is in the final edit. 'Heart of Stone' will be next in line to polish. I'm a dabbler, so I have written 37,000 words of the fifth in the series, 'Invasion'. I have completed 'Death of Connor Sanderson' is the prequel to the series, and if there were only an extra 12 hours in each day, then I'd be all set! As a team member on the site 'Writer's carnival', my portfolio has expanded to include many poems, flash fiction, and short stories. I am doing what I love, and I could not be happier.