Author Profile

Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne is the USA Today and international bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, a psychological suspense novel set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in the U.S. and 25 other languages.

She is cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, and organized the Salt Cay Writers Retreat held on a private island in the Bahamas.  She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.

Karen has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar for her body of work as an author, writer, and as co-founder of the online writers community, Backspace. She enjoys nature photography and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

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