Karen Michelle Brooks
Karen Michelle Brooks has been writing for 10 years, and has had poems, short stories and flash fiction published in various forms. Her first YA book, Emily and the Battle of the Veil, was published in 2006. The Emily series numbered among the first books to be read on the mobile platform MXit, and garnered reviews in Oprah Magazine, the Fair Lady Afro-Optimists column, local newspapers and online. Along with great reviews in YOU Magazine, Teen Magazine and Bratz, this all led up to an interview on the lifestyle TV programme Top Billing in 2007. Karen wrote the second of the series, Emily and the Sprites of Light in 2009 to great success. In 2015 Karen published, Life, The Universe and Everything Else – her journey from darkness to light. She is currently writing the third book of the Emily series, Emily and the Depths of Darkness.
She has a love for people, innovation and the written word.