Karen Wiesner

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Industry Publishing
Occupation Accomplished author, popular writing reference instructor and writer, professional blurbologist, and freelance editor
Location United States
Introduction In addition to being a popular writing reference instructor and writer, professional blurbologist and freelance editor, Karen Wiesner is the accomplished author of 147 titles published in the past 25 years, which have been nominated/won 134 awards, with 9 more releases contracted for spanning many genres and formats. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense/thriller, paranormal/supernatural, futuristic, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, inspirational/Christian, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, First Draft Outline (formerly titled First Draft in 30 Days), the first in her six-volume 3D Fiction Fundamentals Collection, which also includes Cohesive Story Building; Writing the Fiction Series; Three-Dimensional Fiction Writing; CPR for Dead or Lifeless Fiction: A Writer's Guide to Deep and Multifaceted Development and Progression of Characters, Plots, and Relationships; and Writing Blurbs That Sizzle--And Sell!.
Interests Plays piano and loves music; loves to sketch and hopes to illustrate children's books when retired
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, The Expanse Series, Alien, Underworld, Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, Seinfeld, Supernatural, James Bond
Favorite Music Sixx AM, Lewis Capaldi, Chris Cornell, Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, David Cook, Orianthi, RSO, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Evanescence, Diana Krall, Chris Botti
Favorite Books The Expanse Series, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Witcher Series, Joseph Delaney series and stories, A Song of Fire and Ice, Jane Eyre, Dracula, Frankenstein, Michael Crichton

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

I've never hit snooze on my alarm clock when forced to get up early. I get up. End of story.