Karen Cole

Name: 
Karen Cole
Place of Birth: 
Spring Valley, WI, USA
Date of Birth: 
July 27, 1943
Nationality: 
American / Canadian
Home Community: 
Whitby
Website: 
http://karenlcole.wordpress.com/
Durham Region Background: 

My husband and I moved to Whitby in June, 1977, although we were teaching in Scarborough. We liked it and stayed. I began writing more seriously after my retirement from TDSB in 2001.

Publications: 
  • Short Story; Anthology: Wisdom of old souls (Hidden Brook Press, 2008)
  • Memoir: Lifting the veil (Hidden Brook Press, 2009)
Public Speaking Topics: 
  • Book Talks
Occupation: 
  • Writer
  • Retired English and Drama Teacher
Education: 
  • M.A. (University of Kansas, 1971)
  • Courses (University of Toronto, 1983, 1985)
  • French (Durham College)
Literary Influences: 
  • Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes
  • Peter Godwin's Memoirs of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe
Organizations and Associations: 
  • The Writers' Comminity of Durham Region
  • Ontario Writers' Conference