Karen Ann DeMers was born in New England and spent her elementary-grade school years living in Granby, Connecticut. Her home was located on the edge of a large forest preserve near a colonial era farming community settled in 1680, known as the Salmon Brook Settlement. She grew up with 3 siblings and often played in the hauntingly beautiful forest, swam in the cold waters of Salmon Brook, and ice-skated on a large pond (that was supposedly haunted). She collected arrow heads, colonial pottery, and other interesting objects.
These early experiences led Karen to seek out other cultures and their parables, legends, fairy tales, and want to write about them. She has lived in the Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen loves science, history, archaeology, writing fiction and reading great books. Karen graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nursing and later received a PhD In Nutrition from La Salle University, Louisiana.
Karen has written a science fiction fantasy novel entitled, “Delphi Altair, Strange Beginnings”, published in 2015, for all age groups and two other novels, Garrett’s Bones, a scary paranormal about murder of a young girl, not for under 16 years old, and The Stone Arch Secret, a mystery, romance novel, not under 16 years old.
She is currently writing a paranormal historical fantasy about a good witch and a ghost who travel back in time to save a little girl from great harm by a wicked alchemist entitled, “The Captain’s Witch”.
Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, and Harry Potter are stories we know well. They are full of Magic, Fairies, Witches, Warlocks, and Evil Sorcerers. They are enchanting stories. Magic comes in many forms, like rainbows, and who is to say that Witches who study nature are not magical too. Our world is full of different kinds of Magic, Wonder, and the Unknown. Many of us, have experienced unusual phenomena from time to time or maybe, none of us have really grasped the reality we live in.
Some of my favorite Historical Fiction
Tidewater by Libbie Hawker, The Flight of the Sparrow, by Amy Belding Brown, The Winter Sea and Firebird, both by Susanna Kearsley, If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and dozens more.