Karen Brooks is the author of fourteen books - historical fiction,
historical fantasy, YA fantasy, and one non-fiction. She was an
academic for over 20 years, a newspaper columnist and social
commentator. She has a Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies and has
published internationally on all things popular culture, education
and social psychology. An award-winning teacher, she's taught
throughout Australia and in The Netherlands and keynoted at many
education conferences. Nowadays, she finds greatest contentment
studying history and writing, and helping her husband in his
Brewstillery, Captain Bligh's.
She shares a beautiful stone house in Hobart, Tasmania, built in 1868, with her husband, adorable dogs and cats, and shelves brimming with books.