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Karen Wiesner

Black River Falls, Wisconsin, United States


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Karen S. Wiesner’s Biography

Karen Wiesner, named a “leading romance writer” by The Writer Magazine, is the award-winning author of the Gypsy Road Series, the Angelfire Trilogy, Dare to Love Series as well as the newest, Wounded Warriors Series, from Hard Shell Word Factory Her fiction novels from Hard Shell have been nominated for Romantic Times’ 1999 Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Frankfurt Award and multiple EPPIE’s. Karen’s first paranormal, SWEET DREAMS (originally published by Avid Press, LLC), which was a Reviewers’ Top Pick for 2000, received a coveted 4 star Top Pick review from Romantic Times Magazine and was a finalist for the prestigious 2001 Daphne du Maurier Award. It will be re-released by Hard Shell in 2003 with a new cover painted by her husband.

Karen is also the author of ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide {The Most Complete Reference to Non-Subsidy E-Publishing}, a best-selling, Frankfurt nominated writer’s reference. The Guide was a finalist for the 2000 EPPIE and won the 2001 EPPIE for Best Non-fiction. It was excerpted in the 2001 Writers Digest Novel & Short Story Market and made the 2001 Inscriptions’ Books of the Year list. eBooks N’ Bytes chose the Guide to be their first winner of the eBooks N’ Bytes Award of Excellence for Epublishing Book of the Year (2002). The Guide was also a finalist in the 2002 Indie Awards. The 2003 edition is published by Hard Shell Word Factory in two volumes:
 ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide {The Most Complete Resource to Non-Subsidy E-Publishing} [updated every year]
 WEAVE YOUR WEB {The Promotional Companion to ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide} [updated every 5 years]
In 2003, Hard Shell will release the award-winning compilation of Karen’s Inkspot column under the title ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING Q&A.

Karen’s first book of poetry was released in October 2001. SOUL BLEEDS The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner finaled in the 2002 EPPIE’s and is available from Atlantic Bridge Publishing

Karen also writes children’s books under the pen name Karen Sue Wiesner for Writer’s Exchange E-Publishing Releases include:
 TAKING RESPONSIBILITY BUILDS TRUST (Making Good Choices Series); illustrations by Robert Beers
 CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez; illustrations by Candace Hardy
Upcoming releases include: THE TREE OF LIFE (Hard Christian Questions Series for Children), as well as more books in the Making Good Choices Series and CODY KNOWS II.

Karen has won the Inscriptions Engraver Award for best on-line columnist two years in a row, the Year 2000 for eXcellence in E-publishing Award: E-author from ebookadvisor, was a two time recipient of the E-Pub Ambassador Award, and was a recipient of The Simply Charming Award for outstanding promotion of e-books. She was also nominated for the 2000 EPIC Florence Moyer Service Award. She is a frequent speaker at various writers’ conferences and meetings around the country.

Karen is a member of EPIC, Prose Architects, Divas of Romance, RWA, WisRWA, Sisters in Crime, Electronic Publishers Coalition and From the Heart Chapter of RWA

Currently, Karen is working on the Falcon’s Bend Series, a series of mysteries, with award-winning author Christine Spindler, who hails from Auenwald, Germany. DEGREES OF SEPARATION and TEARS ON STONE, the first two books in the series, are completed. Visit Karen and Christine’s mystery website at Karen has also completed the first book—NO ORDINARY LOVE—in a new mainstream action/adventure series, the Incognito Series.

Find out more about Karen by visiting her homepage at Karen enthusiastically welcomes letters from her fans. Write to her at or by writing to PO Box 118, Black River Falls, WI 54615. Send your snail mail address to Karen to receive a free excerpt disk. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, visit or send a blank message to

Interests: Writing

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Vows & the Vagabond by Karen Wiesner
  • Fire & Ice by Karen Wiesner
  • Forever Man, Book 3 of the Angelfire Trilogy by Karen Wiesner
  • Reluctant Hearts, Book 1 of the Wounded Warriors Series by Karen Wiesner
  • Silver Bells, Wedding Bells by Karen Wiesner (Mistletoe Marriages Anthology)
  • FALLING STAR by Karen Wiesner
  • Leather & Lace by Karen Wiesner
  • First Love, Book 2 of the Angelfire Trilogy by Karen Wiesner
  • RESTLESS AS RAIN by Karen Wiesner
  • Flesh & Blood by Karen Wiesner
  • WAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE, Book 2 of the Wounded Warriors Series
  • Nonfiction

  • Electronic Publishing Q&A by Karen S. Wiesner
  • WEAVE YOUR WEB {The Promotional Companion to ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The Definitive Guide} by Karen S. Wiesner
  • Electronic Publishing The Definitive Guide (The Most Complete Reference to Non-Subsidy E-Publishing), 2003 Edition by Karen S. Wiesner
  • Poetry

  • Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner
  • Children's Literature

  • Taking Responsibility Builds Trust, Book 1 of the Making Good Choices Series