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Community Spotlight:
Karen Cogan

Karen Cogan

Question: What is your greatest difficulty when writing fiction, and how do you overcome it?

My greatest difficulty is editing. I find it easy and fun to go with the flow of the story when I'm writing. Editing is much harder, whether I'm doing content or line editing. Either one is more of a brain drain.

About Karen Cogan

A native of Houston, TX, Karen spent her early years enjoying life along the Gulf Coast. After high school, she attended Texas A&M as well as the University of Houston where she obtained a B.S. in early childhood education. She has written numerous articles and stories, books for children and novels for adults. She particularly enjoys writing romantic suspense and contemporary and historical romance. She has written over thirty-one books in print and e-book format and she had several more in the works. 

When she is not writing, Karen enjoys her grandchildren, horseback riding, reading and Bible study and dark chocolate. She is recently retired from public school teaching and uses the experience of working with children to plan and write her children’s books. 

She now lives in the Southwest with her family and assorted pets.

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