There is an echo in this podcast, we had some technical difficulties! It is still a good listen 🙂
Author, educator and broadcast journalist, Karen Jones holds degrees in English and Education from the University of Virginia. Jones’ first novel, Kingdom of Hearts was published in 1997 by the duplicitous and financially corrupt Commonwealth Publications in a disaster of epic proportions. The resulting scandal helped inspire former FBI agent Jim Fisher’s book Ten Percent of Nothing The Case of the Literary Agent from Hell.
Her second book, Up the Bestseller Lists, Adams Media, 2001, co-authored with Kathleen Brehony offers hands-on advice and guerrilla techniques for authors who want to aggressively and successfully promote and market their work. Her third book, Death for Beginners, a nonfiction how-to book, is a practical guide for arranging a graceful exit written with baby boomers in mind has been published by Quill Driver Books. Her most recent work, The Highland Witch is on Kindle.
Jones has fifteen years of experience in television news at WVEC, an ABC affiliate, as an on-air anchor and feature reporter. In addition, working as a series producer she wrote and hosted the long-form series “The Haunting of Virginia” which won an Associated Press Award. She also collaborated with the BBC on its award winning series Pocahontas. Karen’s media experience also includes stints as an on-air personality at WNOR, WAFX, and WNIS, in both the talk-radio and rock-n-roll radio format.
She directed the Virginia Writers Conference for five years, is an advisor for the Bay School for the Arts, and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and The Authors Guild.
Karen has worked for ten years as an educator in the public schools, both teaching and writing curriculum. She has taught writing workshops and seminars at Louisiana State University, Austin Peay University, Old Dominion University and has taught courses in romance novel writing at the University of Richmond and Christopher Newport University.
Karen is currently shopping her fifth book, The Marcell Glide, a southern literary fiction coming of age story.