The Author, Karen SandlerWriting has been Karen Sandler’s passion since the fourth grade. She took a circuitous route to the writing profession, however. Rather than major in English, she studied mathematics, physics and computer science. After earning a BA in math and and an MS in computer science from UCLA, Karen worked as a software engineer for nearly fifteen years.

With a move from the Los Angeles area to Northern California, Karen and her husband agreed she would stay home with their two sons and write full-time. In 1995, she optioned her first screenplay, and in 1997 she sold her first novel to Kensington Publishing, with several more novels following thereafter. Karen’s first young adult book, Tankborn, a dystopian science fiction, was released in September 2011 by Tu Books.

Clean Burn is the first of a series of mysteries, featuring the wry, smart and tough San Francisco private investigator, Janelle Watkins.

You can find out more about Karen at:

And you can go and say hi to Janelle Watkins, the Private Investigator from Clean Burn, on her own Facebook page here.

And here’s what The Bookseller had to say about the deal…

Exhibit A Books by Karen Sandler

1. Clean Burn (September 2013)
2. Hangtown (July 2014)