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Hello, my name is Karen E. Taylor and I am a horror/paranormal author, with eight published novels to date and an eclectic assortment of short fiction which ranges from vampires to ghosts to telepathic, romantic dinosaurs.  What can I say?  I start out to write a story and, before I know what’s hit me, the main character turns spectral or grows fangs or wings.  It’s what I do and what I love.  I hope my readers feel the same.  


In real life, I'm the mother of two sons and have been married over 40 years.  In my spare time I stream retro games on Twitch under the screen name OldVampireLady. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Grove City College where I studied for a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Communications.  I've lived in all sorts of places, from Pittsburgh, to Grove City, to Richmond, to Laurel.  I lived eight wonderful years in Los Angeles, but moved back to the east coast in 2011 and settled in a lovely condo in Alexandria, VA.  In 2019 we moved across country again and currently reside in Vancouver, WA.

Just a quick note about the red-headed stepchild comment -- it has nothing to do with my upbringing. Instead it refers to my history of being a female horror author writing about vampires. 


Karen E. Taylor

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