Born in Buffalo, New York, Karen Bostrom moved to South Florida at an early age and was raised to love learning, storytelling, and being open to new experiences. Always an avid reader and writer, she is thrilled to be achieving her dream of being a published romantic suspense novelist. She is a member of Liberty State Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey, RWA, and NJ Romance Writers. While her children were growing up, she was a reading specialist, technology/writing teacher, and a facilitator of adult education classes. She enjoys living at the Jersey Shore with its beaches, boardwalks, and many nearby attractions. She also loves ballroom dancing and traveling.