Karen Simpson resides in Ann Arbor Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Husbandry from Michigan State University and a M.A. in Foreign Language and International Trade and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. A historic preservationist trained in heritage interpretation and administration, she has designed exhibits for museums and other historical institutions that deal with issues of cultural diversity and racial reconciliation. The subjects and themes for her fiction are often taken from the stories she discovered while doing research. Ms. Simpson has participated in many literary conferences including the Hurston Wright and Callaloo. Creative Writing Workshops. In 2009 she was awarded the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers Grant. ACT OF GRACE is her first novel.
Ray Bradbury,Octavia E. Butler,Percival Everett, Zora Neale Hurston,Charles Johnson. Jean Toomer,Gloria Naylor, Edward P. Jones, Walter Mosley
Quilting and other fabic arts.
The Hurston/Wright Foundation
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