Karleen Koen is the author of four novels, her first, Through A Glass Darkly, a New York Times bestseller. Her books have been Book-of-the-Month Club and Doubleday Book Club selections as well as Indie Next bestsellers, Book Sense picks, Border’s and Barnes and Noble’s New and Notable, and Historical Novels Society’s Editors’ Choices as well as best historical fiction choices by The Library Journal and RT Book Reviews. Her books have been published by Random House, Crown Publishing, Avon Books, Kensington Books, Sourcebooks, Three Rivers Press, Books on Tape, and Random House Audio, as well as by foreign publishers. She is an award-winning magazine editor and writer/editor as well as an experienced facilitator of writing and creativity. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Women in the Visual & Literary Arts.