Karen Holladay Durham grew up (sort of) in Livermore, California. She lives and writes in Sacramento. After toiling in the nonprofit world for many years, she decided to follow full time her vocation as a writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
As a Club member she has participated on a California Writers Week speaking panel and won an award for the Sacramento Branch short fiction contest (honorable mention). She attends writing conferences several times per year. She hosts a Sacramento Shut Up And Write session (meetup.org), participates in a critique group, and takes poetry as well as memoir/creative non-fiction classes.
Her work has been published in the American River Review, Writers on the Air radio show & blog, and California Update. When not writing, Karen rejects advice to “Act you age.” She runs, bicycles around town, swims, practices yoga & pilates, eating & drinking with friends & spoiling her pets. She’s thankful every day for all the wonderful people in her life.