_DSC7396Karen Long is a Midlander by birth and a Shropshire Lass by residence. Having studied English Literature and Drama at Bangor University, she taught both subjects at Secondary level for fifteen years taking up full time writing ten years ago. She has written numerous screenplays and articles but dedicates her time to writing crime fiction and observing nature.

She is fortunate to be able to travel globally, which is a great source of inspiration and pleasure. Toronto became the backdrop to the Eleanor Raven series of thrillers after Karen spent several months there.

A passionate conservationist and lover of the crow family in particular, she has rehabilitated and adopted ravens, crows, magpies and rooks, many of whom have become integrated into her family, much to the distress of household furnishings.

She loves to run and can regularly be seen thundering through the countryside, whatever the weather.

Her first novels, ‘The Safe Word’ and ‘The Vault’ were in the Amazon bestseller’s list and book three in the Eleanor Raven series, ‘The Cold Room’ is to be launched on 8th May 2017.