Internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. She met her husband, Martin, on a blind date when they were seventeen and after they both graduated from the University of Maryland, (Karen with a degree in Chemical Engineering) they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Karen worked as an engineer for a large consumer goods company, earning two patents, but as Karen says, “scenes were roiling in my head and I couldn't concentrate on my job so I started writing them down. I started out writing for fun, and soon found I was hooked.”
Her debut suspense novel, DON'T TELL, was released in July, 2003. Since then, she has written eleven more novels and a novella. Her twelfth novel, YOU BELONG TO ME, was released in 2011.
Karen's books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, London Sunday Times, and Germany's der Spiegel bestseller lists, reaching #2 on the London Times' list and #1 on der Spiegel!
Her third novel, I'M WATCHING YOU, received the Romance Writers of America's RITA award for Best Romantic Suspense for 2005. Since then, six more books have been RITA finalists. To date, her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.
A former high school teacher of chemistry and physics, Karen lives in Florida with her husband of more than twenty years, her two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.