Over the years, Karen has worked in a variety of situations ranging from Personal Secretary to Washer Up and Cake Maker in a local cafe. As a Teaching Assistant she worked successfully with children and adults with learning difficulties, receiving praise for having a natural empathy and achieving good results. This experience is drawn upon in the manner in which she shares her knowledge, through writing and talks. Karen is deemed to be friendly and enterprising and usually manages to find a challenge to involve herself locally and to earn a living. Upon being relocated to Devon, she used her role as a school governor to restart a parent teacher association in Honiton. There she established links between the school and the community. Until Autumn last year, Karen ran a group for younger members of the Norman Lockyer Observatory. She is a trained telescope presenter and enjoys helping at open days, explaining to visitors the history of the Lockyer telescope.
In the space adventure stories, the three intrepid heroes, Lucy, Danny and Peter, have fun and adventures as they explore the planets. Nuggets of information are contained within the stories.
Her latest venture is to craft personalised stories for children where they are one of the characters.