Karen Cole

Karen Cole
Place of Birth
Spring Valley, WI, USA
Date of Birth
American / Canadian
Home Community
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.

  • Writer
  • Retired English and Drama Teacher
  • 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
  • Short Story; Anthology: Wisdom of old souls (Hidden Brook Press, 2008)
  • Memoir: Lifting the veil (Hidden Brook Press, 2009)
Public Speaking Topics
  • Book Talks