Meet Karen Osman

Hello! My name is Karen and I’m from the UK. I have lived the expat life though for almost 20 years across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. I currently live in Dubai and have been here for 13 years.

I have always worked in the writing and communications fields and in 2011, I set up a content writing and communication company called Travel Ink, specializing in the luxury hospitality industry.

I had never written a novel until I entered the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016. Winning first place was incredibly exciting and all of sudden I had an amazing agent, Luigi Bonomi of LBA Books.

At the time, I was four-months pregnant, working on my business, looking after my toddler and I had a book to finish! With Luigi’s support, I completed the book and signed a three-book deal with Aria. It was an incredible feeling!

The book is called The Good Mother and is a thriller. Set in Durham, Catherine is a good mother, good wife and an upstanding member of society. The family home is immaculate, her husband's supper is cooked on time, but when she starts writing to Michael, a prisoner convicted for the brutal murder of a young woman, she finds herself obsessing about his crime and whether he can ever truly be forgiven.

I’m now busy writing the second novel due out in 2018 and enjoying a new career as an author!

I hope you enjoy my debut novel. You can pre-order it here.

Sunny regards from Dubai,

Karen Osman

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