What's the use of being a writer if you can't irritate a great many people. - Norman Mailer
KAREN SIPLIN was born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York and raised in Coney Island. She attended John Dewey High School in Bensonhurst, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production from CUNY's Hunter College.
Her first novel, His Insignificant Other (Simon & Schuster 2002), was a Borders Original Voices selection and named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine's Sexy Summer Reads. It was published in Serbia in June 2004. Karen's second novel, Such a Girl (Simon & Schuster 2004), was a Main Selection of Black Expressions Book Club and chosen as South Carolina's The State newspaper's book club selection for May 2005. Her short story "Nice Jewish Boy" appears in the anthology, This is Chick-Lit (BenBella Books 2006).
Karen has worked as a telephone operator at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City and as a celebrity personal assistant. She has given readings and talks at Kingsborough Community College, New York University, the South Carolina Book Festival, BookExpo America and Makor - 92nd Street Y.
She lives in New York City with her husband.
Write to Karen at WhiskeyRd@gmail.com
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