The Official Bio
After writing happily ever afters for all of her friends in school, Karina Cooper eventually grew up (sort of), went to work in the real world (kind of), where she decided that making stuff up was way more fun (true!). She is the author of dark and sexy paranormal romances, steampunk adventures, crossover urban fantasy, and continues to write across multiple genres with mad glee. Her award winning steampunk series, The St. Croix Chronicles, has been nominated for multiple RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
One part glamour, one part dork and all imagination, Karina is also a gamer, an avid reader, a borderline hermit and an activist. She co-exists with a husband, a menagerie and a severe coffee habit. Visit her at www.karinacooper.com, because she says so.
The Unofficial Truth
I'm an author, a full-time writer with all the best parts and hard parts and insane parts that come with it. I stay at home because I'm a closet introvert, but I love going to cons and events because I'm a masochist—I mean, a trained extrovert. I grew up like some kind of wayward wanderer, moving every couple of years for no real reason, and those tendencies stuck. You can see it in my career history: graphic designer, computer networking student, POW/MIA volunteer, retailer, author, and so on. As soon as I learned how to do a job well, I moved on to the next interesting thing.
Fortunately for me (and you!), there is no measure of "enough" for writing. When I feel content with one genre, I move to the next, and back again when the next great idea hits. It's the ideal job for a nomad in disguise!
I have a mancandy, a fellow that doesn't just let me stay at hope to type like mad but who supports my dream in doing so, and a passel of animals that make every day a fuzzy bundle of surprises (some of the bile inducing kind). I play video games—preferably MMOs and RPGs—and table top games, I come from a hardcore LARP background and a Hordecore WoW history, and if you don't know what any of these acronyms mean, don't worry: I still like you!
Coffee addict, satsuma and cherry devourer, occasional vessel for Shabbith-Ka, and loud and proud geek girl, I'm happy to share my love of all the things with everyone. Frequently.
All About Me
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