Karen McQuestion is an Amazon Charts bestselling author who writes for adults, teens, and kids. Some of her titles include Hello Love, The Moonlight Child, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. She's also the co-host (along with USA Today bestselling author, Tess Thompson) of the popular podcast, BEHIND THE BOOK.
Her books have been translated into numerous languages and are available internationally in English.
All told, her books have sold over two million copies.
Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR. Additionally she appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning.
Karen McQuestion was born into the Erickson family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the second of four daughters. Her childhood was not particularly happy, which made adulthood shine by comparison.
After graduating from high school, she attended the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but was forced to withdraw after the second year due to a lack of parking.
Many years of character-building jobs followed, along with marriage to Greg McQuestion, the smartest man she’d ever met. That opinion holds true to this day.
Three wonderful, beautiful children later, she decided to stop thinking about writing a novel and just do it. Over the next decade, she wrote six novels and acquired two different literary agents, neither of whom could sell her books to publishers.
In 2009, she was inspired by Boyd Morrison, one of the first authors to find success self-publishing on Amazon’s Kindle platform. Karen followed suit, uploading her previously rejected books and hoping for the best. When readers embraced her stories and she began to make actual money from her fiction, she was thrilled beyond measure (and still is).
Today she writes full time, happy to be able to get her stories on the page and out to appreciative readers. If you’re one of them, she wants you to know that she’s grateful, and doesn’t take you for granted.