Welcome to my new website and blog!

At last, after months of planning and preparation and a good deal of patience (with me), my new website with blog and Twitter feed is alive! Thank you to everyone who kept asking “where’s your website?” for bearing with me – especially the designer and host – Media Box and the wonderful Oliver Purser. I haven’t worked with someone so professional and yet so relaxed for a very long time. He has done a magnificent job and tried to accommodate my every wish – but would also guide me back from the realms of digital fantasy when needed. Oliver also has a great team working with him and Jules specifically needs a mention. Having read Tallow and spoken with me a few times, Jules grasped the vision I had for my website and, I think captured it perfectly – aided by the generosity of my publisher, Random House, who gave us permission to use the images from my latest novel, Tallow.

So, here I am at the beginning of 2010 with a new website, my health starting to get back on track after cancer (I will write about that in another blog shortly), my column appearing in the Courier Mail, doing radio and newspaper interviews again, writing book 2 of The Curse of the Bond Riders, Votive (stay tune for news regarding that as well!) and having a break from my academic life until I am given the all-clear by the doctor’s. After the horrors of last year, I really hope and intend for this one to be a vast improvement. I hope it is for all of you as well.

Karen Brooks in Florence with family
Travels with a broad

So welcome to my website – I sincerely hope you visit it and my blog regularly and that you tell others about it as well. I look forward to our conversations!

Warmest wishes,


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