Crab Nebula

Karen E. Hoover

of The Wolfchild Saga, The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard series, Newtimber series, Love Notes series, and Dakota Bound series.

My earliest memories are of my daddy reading to me as a young child, the rumble of his chest beneath my ear as he recited the poem Jabberwocky and read the rhymes of Dr. Seuss. Words have been important to me, it seems forever, and it seems perfectly normal that I would grow up to write my own stories. I've written a couple of romance series, but my favorite thing to write about is Fantasy! Dragons and wizards and shapeshifting animals--they all have a place in my books. Come. Take a look around and see what you can see. Welcome to my world!



Storyteller at Heart

Karen E. Hoover has been writing for most of her life, either creating small, hand-stapled booklets, team-writing with her brother as a teenager, or birthing full novels as an adult. She has been blessed to learn the craft of writing at the feet of some of the masters, including Brandon Sanderson and Tracy Hickman, but gained must of her understanding of writing while attending the LDStorymakers Writers Conference between 2006 and 2009. She placed four times in the three years she entered their First Chapter Contest, ending 2009 with a grand prize win and an offer for publication.

Teaching is one of her greatest joys, and because of it she has presented at many local conferences, including L.T.U.E., CONduit, The LDStorymakers Writing Conference, The Teen Writer’s Conference, and Write Here in Ephraim. She has also spoken in classrooms at several schools throughout the state, and co-sponsored an after school writing club for teens in her home town.

Karen is the author of twelve books, with many more to come. Four in The Wolfchild Saga (The Sapphire Flute, The Armor of Light, The Emerald Wolf, and The Ruby Heart), one book in The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard series (Two Souls Are Better Than One,) and  Newtimber: Fractured. She has also published a book of poems, three books under her pen name, Raine Gillespie, and two under her pen name Liza Westbrook. She lives in Tooele, Utah with her husband, her dog, three and a half cats, and multiple strays that live in her garage.



It's been six years since the last installment of The Wolfchild Saga--six years of depression, anxiety, heartache, and change, but guess what? I'm back! The Ruby Heart is currently in the works with a projected publication date for the end of early 2021.



One of the greatest perks of my job is getting feedback and interacting with readers. Contact me if you’ve got any comments or questions for me, I’d love to hear from you.

(435) 850-9508

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