Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she’s not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends, who never seem to mind the excessive quantities she tends to prepare. She attributes her ability to multitask to the fact that she rarely sleeps, which gives her more hours every day. Prior to deciding to write full time Karen worked as a hand drawn animator, a clinical therapist, and held various food-related jobs ranging from waitress to specialty cake maker. Planning elaborate parties and fundraisers takes up what’s left of her time and sanity.
Karen has always been fascinated by the way people relate to one another so she favors books and movies that feature richly detailed characters and their relationships. In her own writing she likes to explore the dynamics between characters and has a tendency to craft romantic love stories filled with sarcasm and sexy details. Her erotic romance novella, Always You, will be available from Ellora’s Cave as of September 2, 2011. A second erotic romance, Long-Distance Lovers, co-written with Karen Booth will be available from Ellora’s Cave in late 2011.
Her women’s fiction novel, Meant To Be, and its sequel, Holding On, will be published by Turquoise Morning Press in 2012.