Karen is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal, Cumbria. Her first book, ‘The Gathering Tide; A Journey Around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay’ contains writing on land, landscape and memory was published by Saraband press in January 2016, and won Eric Robson’s Striding Edge Productions Prize for Place and was runner up at The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards 2016.



Karen graduated with distinction from the M.Litt at Stirling University, where her tutor was Kathleen Jamie. She writes for The Guardian Country Diary as well as a number of journals and magazines.  She is a member of Kendal’s Brewery Poets.