NAME: k. Rawson
REAL NAME: Karen Rawson
OCCUPATION: Author, freelance writer, technologista. Twenty years experience in an alphabet soup of programming languages.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Earth.
Karen was born and raised in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa. After twenty years working as a web developer, she’s currently on sabbatical pursuing her writing passion.
A proud member of a diverse family, she and her spouse, writer J. Hardy Carroll live in a 94-year-old folk-gothic-colonial-revival house named Marilyn. They have four children, two dogs, and one perpetually angry house cat.
GLOBAL CAUSE: Writing fierce fiction, honoring courageous women, empowering girls, anti-bullying activism, suicide prevention, bringing more women and girls into technology.
Also, hugging trees. Like, literally.
SUPERPOWERS: Flash fiction, house staging, improvisational-interpretive dance. Reciting Where the Wild Things Are by heart. Also, procrastination.
SUPERHERO SIDEKICK: Works solo, but if she were to choose one, she’d pick Bigfoot.
NOTABLE WORK: Author of HITLIST (2015 Grapnel Press) YA Contemporary. A teenage girl creates a computer virus to get revenge on cyberbullies.
LITERARY FEATS OF STRENGTH: Won a trip to Jamaica with one precise paragraph.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Once jumped in a raging river to rescue two kids. Did not succeed. Luckily, someone else did.
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