Star Wars is to blame for Karina wanting to write. She started with Empire Strikes Back Fan Fiction as a seven year-old, and hasn’t stopped writing speculative fiction ever since.
In 2014, she won the Valerie Parv Award (Australia) for her unpublished novel, Slippage. More recently, Slippage was a finalist in the 2015 Windy City’s RWA Four Season’s Contest (USA), and was also shortlisted in the 2015 New Talent category for Love Stories Readers Awards (UK).
Born and raised in Perth, Australia, Karina met her future husband while studying Medieval History in England. They have two young children and the family now lives in the heart of Ireland.
With a background in marketing and business consulting, Karina is also available to moderate panels and to facilitate workshops. She particularly enjoys running these at fan and writer conventions.
She is a member of a number of writing organisations, including:
- Romance Writers of America (PRO-status)
- British Fantasy Society
- Romance Writers of Australia