Karen Eisenbrey (she/her) lives in Seattle, WA, where she leads a quiet, orderly life and invents stories to make up for it. Although she intended to be a writer from an early age, until her mid-30s she had nothing to say. A little bit of free time and a vivid dream about a wizard changed all that. Karen writes fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as short fiction in a variety of genres and the occasional poem if it insists. She has also sung in church choirs, played drums in a garage band, and was surprised to find herself writing songs for her debut YA novel The Gospel According to St. Rage , a finalist for the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. A YA wizard fantasy, Daughter of Magic, was released by Not a Pipe Publishing in 2018 as part of The Year of Publishing Women and was also a Wishing Shelf finalist. Wizard Girl, the sequel to Daughter of Magic, was released in July 2019. Gospel was re-released in a 2nd edition from Not A Pipe in August 2019 and followed by a sequel, Barbara and the Rage Brigade, in November 2019. Death’s Midwife (Daughter of Magic Book 3) released in March 2021. Watch for Ego & Endurance, a hard sci-fi workplace rom-com/survival story, in 2023! Karen shares her life with her husband, two young adult sons, and four feline ghosts.