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100 word biography:

Karen Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she jars stubborn scenes loose by wandering along the river. She writes science fiction, fantasy and magical romance for young adults and adults. Karen’s novels include the contemporary romance Olympus Inc. series, the Movie Magic series of novellas, the When We Wake duology, Guardian of the Dead, and The Empress of Timbra (co-authored with Robyn Fleming).

Karen is an Aurealis and Sir Julius Vogel award winner, and has been a finalist for the ALA Morris Award, the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and the Andre Norton Award, among others. In 2017 she was an Ursula Bethell Writer-In-Residence at the University of Canterbury, her alma mater.



50 word biographies:

Karen Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She writes speculative fiction and magical romance for young adults and adults, including the award winning When We Wake duology and Guardian of the Dead. Her recent books include Bespoke and Bespelled and (as Kate Healey) the Olympus Inc. series.

Kate Healey lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kate’s Olympus Inc. series is sexy, inclusive romantic comedy where The Devil Wears Prada meets Greek mythology. As Karen Healey, she also writes fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults.



Bespoke and Bespelled Cover Credit: Liz Casal Goodhue.

Olympus Inc. Covers Credit: Alison Cooley.



A short fat white woman with brown hair, wearing a pink dress with a full skirt and adorable white kitten heel booties, wraps a tap measure around a hot, muscular bearded man. Behind them are cute sparkles and swoops that indicate magic, and a 60s ish font reading "Bespoke & Bespelled"
An old-fashioned treadle sewing machine against a green background is festooned with golden trails of magic. Sitting in front of it are a pair of obnoxiously large sunglasses. Golden curlicue lettering reads: "Bespoke and Bespelled"

Author Photography Credit and Copyright: Emma Brittenden