Karin Beery

Why I Started Writing:

I started seriously writing after my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d only been married for nine months and were in our late 20s, so it was a complete shock. I binge read while he received chemotherapy treatments, then I decided to see if I could write a novel. I took my laptop to the hospital with me and would type while he slept. It started as a way to distract myself, but eventually, I wanted to see if I could actually write and publish a novel, so I kept writing! (And my husband has been cancer-free since 2010!)

Authors Who Have Influenced Me:

Tamara Leigh and Hope Lyda showed me that I could write a Christian novel without it being preachy, historical, or Amish. Mary Connealy and Janet Evanovich showed me that books can be laugh-out-loud funny while still telling gripping stories. Karen Witemeyer inspires me because her stories continue to include new settings, new issues, and new plotlines, even though she’s had several books published.

Books I Have Written:

Summer Plans and Other Disasters, Practically Married, Avoiding Marriage: A Practically Married Novella, How to Edit Your Novel: Practical Tips for Strengthening Your Story 

What I'm Working On Now:

Books two and three in the Novak sisters series, as well as restructuring my freelance business, Write Now Editing.

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