Karen has written several novels inspired by her experiences in the music business and her short story, SYMPHONY OF SIGHS, was produced for BBC Radio 4 in May 2015, starring Hugh Dennis, and being named “Pick of the Week” in both the Telegraph and Radio Times.
However, Karen’s love of film eventually led her to the London Film School where she completed her screenwriting MA in 2012.
Since then, Karen has worked on a number of feature-length scripts across a variety of genres, with a common thread of black comedy. That said, her recent short film, RACHEL, is a serious exploration of the complex relationships between death, family and religion, and she is currently working on two new feature projects; one a period drama, the other a commercial sci-fi adventure.
Karen’s musical background has a strong influence on her approach to filmmaking. Music is a necessary part of her creative process, absolutely integral to her vision for every project, and she cannot start work in earnest until she has identified the appropriate music to accompany the journey.
She is a full member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and her novel, WHEN THE FAT LADY THINS, is due to be published later this year.