From West Yorkshire in the UK originally, Karen moved to Grenada in 2003 with her family. She discovered her love of island living, wide open spaces, the beautiful sea, warm sun, cooling breezes, forgotten times, and people with no cares and no reason to hurry. This sparked her creativity and her passion for writing was born. Unexpected Monet is her first novel and an unexpected achievement. Karen lets her imagination run wild and lead her down unexpected paths as she writes from experience with a whole lot of fiction thrown in.