About Karen Dionne
Karen Dionne, is an American writer, whose internationally bestselling 2017 psychological suspense novel The Marsh King’s Daughter was selected by Library Journal as one of the best thrillers of the year and has since been made into a movie, entitled the same. After meeting her husband, They moved with their infant daughter to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of the back-to-the-land movement in 1974 .Her most recent novel, The Wicked Sister, is just as bone chilling thrilling and we are excited to have her join us at Bay Books on November 17th at 5:00 for a live interview, Q & A and book signing. If you own the book already, be sure to bring it with you. If you aren’t lucky enough to own it yet, Bay Books has it on their shelves!
On your nightstand now: Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Favorite book when you were a child: The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Your top five authors: Only five? In that case, and in no particular order, I love everything by Tea
Obreht, Ken Follett, Joseph Finder, Taylor Adams, and Erica Ferencik
Book you’ve faked reading: None – life is too short!
Book you’re an evangelist for: Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
Book you’ve bought for the cover: Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright. I’ve still never read the
book (so many books, so little time!), but the cover is absolutely gorgeous.
Book you hid from your parents: I never hid any books from my parents, but perhaps they should
have hidden some from me! By the time I was twelve, I’d read everything on our basement
bookshelves including many I shouldn’t have. Robert Ruark’s Uhuru and James Michener’s Hawaii
comes to mind . . .
Book that changed your life: The Genesis Code by John Case (John and Carolyn Hougan) is the
book that made me think, “I want to do this.” Years later I met John and Carolyn at a conference,
and they were so kind and encouraging, I came away thinking, “I can do this.”
Favorite line from a book: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the
broken places.” — A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Five books you’ll never part with: I have dozens of signed copies of books by writer friends who
helped and inspired me that I’ll never part with, including Finn by Jon Clinch, Water for Elephants by
Sara Gruen, The Genesis Code by John Case, Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder, and One Shot by
Book you most want to read again for the first time: My own! I’d love to be able to experience my
novels as a reader does without knowing what they’re about or what’s going to happen.