Karen Whitelaw is a writer, teacher and editor.
She has a Master of Creative Arts(writing) and specialises in short stories, travel writing and memoir. Her work has been published in anthologies, literary magazines and newspapers.
Karen has worked for ten years on the editorial committee of community-based publishing house, Catchfire Press, as well as taking on the role of Registrar. She has also worked as a facilitator for the self-publishing house, Koel Koel Publications.
Karen teaches creative writing at the local adult education centre, and to writing groups in the wider community. She enjoys judging writing competitions because she gets to read prize-winning stories without having to pay for them.