Karen Rempel Arthur is the author of many published short stories for adults and children. She's been a newspaper columnist and book reviewer for Port Colborne, Ontario's popular Readings at the Roselawn. And she has a growing collection of books to her credit.
Writing has always been there. As a 10-year old, out in the garden shed, she wrote amazingly awful stories about a dog on her grandfather's old typewriter. She's come up in the world and now brainstorms by computer down in her basement office in Port Colborne, Ontario. She shares the space with husband Bob and pussy, Daisy Mae.
Karen's not a fan of cooking at the best of times, but her recipe for Raspberry Cream Meringue Pie beat out over 2000 submissions in a Country Woman baking contest. The recipe has since been re-published in at least four books, one magazine and was featured in the Hamilton Spectator.
She's been a guest writer/speaker at numerous "meet the author" events and thinks they're a blast.
When not writing, or thinking about writing, she enjoys biking, cross-country skiing, anything to do with yarn--knitting, weaving, spinning, painting, photography and occasionally indulges in some jewelry making. And best of all she enjoys being near the water, on the water and in the water. Lake Erie is a big enough pond for all of this.
On a calm day aim straight out onto the lake until the shoreline gets very small.