I'm Karen Osman, a award-winning novelist, writing coach, blogger, and creator of the newsletter, Notes From A Novelist. I'm also a long-term expat (currently living in New York), traveller (when not in a pandemic), and mother, raising two boys.
I have been writing since graduation as a journalist and content writer but it was only when I won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Novel Writing Prize and went on to secure a 3-book deal with UK publisher, Head of Zeus, that I stared writing fiction.
I wrote The Good Mother while pregnant and looking after a toddler and this experience inspired my debut novel. Motherhood is also a theme in my second book The Home and my third book, The Perfect Lie.
Even though I was an experienced writer, I found it very challenging writing my first novel and I set up my writing courses to help aspiring authors achieve their dream of seeing their name in bookshops and libraries around the world.
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