About Karen…

Karen Finnigan is an Idaho-based author. She was born in Canada, but moved to the U.S. at age eight. Her father was a Norwegian immigrant and her mother a Canadian of Scottish-immigrant descent. At age 15, Karen became a naturalized American. That same year she discovered what would become her all-time favorite book--Jane Eyre. From an early age, she loved writing, starting with diaries, letters, and poetry. She earned a BA in English and Education at Western Washington State College.

Karen has written historical romance (most under the pseudonym Karen Lockwood and many published in Berkley’s former Homespun series). Her first published novel, Fires of Midnight, won an RWA Golden Heart Finalist award. She’s also taught school and worked in the demanding field of technical editing.

Currently, Karen is working on a YA historical novel, the story of an immigrant culture clash set in Idaho a hundred years ago, and a compilation of short stories.

Karen belongs to the Idaho Writers Guild and the Blue Sage Writers of Idaho. She loves rare books, gardening, raspberries, chocolate, and Viking lore.

She’d like to hear from you. Please visit her Contact page for further information.  


Copyright by Karen Finnigan 2015