Karen Goltz grew up in Massachusetts, but always dreamed of living elsewhere. She made it as far as Rhode Island when she was eighteen, but returned to her Boston suburb before her next birthday. Her second escape attempt landed her in Wisconsin for a summer. That was soon followed by a move to Dubuque, Iowa, where she attended seminary. Her ministry brought her to South Dakota and Maryland before she returned again to Massachusetts. After her marriage she lived in New Hampshire for a couple of years before she talked her husband into joining her on her next escape attempt. They tried Iowa, upstate New York, and Massachusetts before returning to New Hampshire. If she escapes again it will be to a different country, but for now she’s content to live in southern New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and two cats.
Karen is no longer serving as an ordained pastor, but her years in ministry shaped her faith and outlook on life. Her blog posts and works of fiction often feature themes of faith and and its impact on life. She also writes about complicated family dynamics and questions of identity. Check her blog regularly for new posts, or subscribe to her newsletter. Newsletter subscribers will also receive bonus features such as previews and deleted scenes from her novels.