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Karen is available for a range of events, including literary festivals, school and library visits, bookshop panels and conferences.  

She can participate by reading, leading workshops and class discussions, giving author talks and addresses, etc. Age focus is primary school years 5-6 and secondary school years 7-12. 

Karen is represented through Lamont Authors; please request to book her for your event here. 


Karen’s writing workshop is interactive, structured and engaging. Students will find themselves well down their fantasy writing pathways in less than an hour. Using her own writing journey as a stimulus she prompts students to use their unique experiences to begin a story in their comfortable, known world. Then she helps them to open new doors of possibility.


The workshop subtitle, “From real to weird”, isn’t just marketing. This is how she gets students flexing their imaginative muscles. With a series of prompts she guides young writers to move from description to creativity in easy steps. 


Karen worked with my Y7 class for fifty minutes and I can’t imagine a better introduction to the fantasy writing genre. I’m looking forward to the next term of magic and imagination.


Sasha Kober 

English and Humanities Teacher, Princes Hill Secondary College