Meet Multi-Genre Author KAREN KING


Local journalist Cassie is getting married to hot-shot lawyer, reliable Timothy and his ‘Monster-in-Law’ mother Sylvia wants to plan the entire wedding. When Sylvia books the exclusive ID images to take photographs of the extravagant wedding, Cassie has no idea what she’s walking into. The elusive JM who is the newest photographer employed just so happens to be Jared, Cassie’s first love and ex-fiancée, who broke off their engagement to follow his life-long dreams. Jared is back to earn some cash before jetting off on his next wild adventure. When Cassie is asked to write an article with top tips and advice for Brides to Be, she jokingly writes a column depicting her current scenario and a co-worker submits it in place of the real article. Cassie’s column is soon making the headlines with readers asking the age old question Who Will She Choose?



5 Star Review for Sapphire Blue:

This book wastes no time sucking you in within the first few pages. We’re introduced to Will and Sapphire, two young lovers on top of the world, simply enjoying a blissful car ride together until tragedy strikes. They’re unexpectedly killed, and when the two cross over into the afterlife they’re startled to find that they have been separated, and now they must do everything in their power to find one another.

Perhaps another writer would have taken a more depressive take with this story (as the subject matter is quite sad), but Karen King focuses not on the sadness of death, but of the joys of life and the beauty of a deep, undying love. Will and Sapphire are soulmates, willing to face an unknown future for the off chance of even seeing each other again. It’s something romance lovers will adore.

The Soul Catchers were a clever addition to the story, and the scenes involving them were quite horrifying. Without spoiling anything, I will say the ending had some twists that I absolutely did not see coming and at one point became quite giddy over.

The best part of the story was the overwhelming sense of hope. That when it was all said and done, everything would be okay.

Sapphie Blue was creative, imaginative, and a very easy read.


Hi Margaret and thank you so much for having me this morning. I haven’t had much coffee yet, so please bear with me?


What genre do you write or do you write more than one?

I write for lots of genres. I write children’s books, YA and romance books. I’ve written plays, joke books, non-fiction, activity books as well as picture books and fiction.

What is your latest book(s)

My latest YA, Sapphire Blue, is an afterlife romance, published by Solstice Publishing. My latest chicklit is ‘I do? -or do I?’ which was released in May by Accent Press. They are both basically romance novels, but in Sapphire Blue the two protagonists, Sapphire and Will, die in a car crash and are separated in the afterlife, where they try to find each other and defeat the gruesome Soul Catchers. So the teaser is ‘can their love survive death?’

 Whereas in ‘I do? or do I?’ Cassie is caught up in a love triangle and her pushy ‘Monster in Law’ is trying to take over her wedding plans. The teaser to this is ‘will she walk down the aisle – and if she does, who will it be with?’

How did you get started writing?

I had a poem published in the children’s corner of a local newspaper when I was eleven, which spurred me on to write more. My first ‘grown up’ piece of writing published was for Jackie magazine. I spent many years writing for teenage and children’s magazines such as My Little Pony, Postman Pat and Winnie the Pooh.

Do you have any new stories on the go?

Several. I’m working on Book 3 for Accent Press, another YA, an emotional drama and a picture book.

Author Bio

A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists, Karen King writes sassy, contemporary romance just right for reading on the beach, edgy YA fiction and children’s books.

Her first chicklit for Accent Press, ‘I do? – or do I?’ has just been released, and she’s been contracted for two more. Accent Press have also rereleased her other romance novels, The Millionaire Plan and Never Say Forever.

Karen has written several short stories for women’s magazine and has had 120 children’s books published. Sapphire Blue is her second YA. She is also a writing tutor and runs a free online resource centre for writers called The Writer’s Surgery.

When she isn’t writing, Karen likes travelling, watching the ‘soaps’ and reading. Give her a good book and a box of chocolates and she thinks she’s in Heaven.

Thanks so much for hosting me, Margaret. 




Author Links

Twitter: @karen_king

Karen King Romance Author Facebook Page

Karen King Children’s Books Facebook Page



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