Karen has seen two of her stories accepted for publication recently and her guide to stargazing has received much positive praise.
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.
Karen has produced a beginner’s guide to stargazing which, although currently being revised to include practical activities, is available via Amazon. It would make an ideal gift for people starting to enjoy the night sky.
Alongside the space activities, Karen is working hard at writing a series of stories involving Peter and his new friend, Maldwyn the Welsh inquisitive Mouse.
She is also available to give talks about various astronomical topics for a set fee of £25 per talk. Topics include Introduction to Stargazing, The Moon, The Planets.