A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.
Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.
When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally
Only recently woken from their centuries' long slumber, the dragons are unprepared to face them. But when a legend is uncovered, revealing the existence of a lost tribe of mages, hope flickers to life.
The race is on as Tyler Durand and Anwen Kaida rush to find this missing tribe while the others prepare for their last stand. But time and numbers are against them, and Anwen fears that even if they find the lost mages, it will be too late.
It really depends on the mood I'm in, but I tend to go back to Ann McCaffrey's Harper Hall Trilogy.
I do write in multiple genres. At present, it's primarily YA fantasy/fiction, but I also have a children's picture book out. And I plan on going into more adult thriller/romance/adventures.
I'd say I was probably when I was about five or six, after I'd taught myself how to read.
I would love to meet Tolkien. He's like the father of modern fantasy, and I really would love to pick his brain about world building and so forth.
It usually takes me between 6-8 months to write the first draft. The fastest I've written one was in about a week, which happened to be my children's book.
In the summertime, I pretty much do what I do most of the rest of the year: read, write, bake, craft, and have the occasional dip in the pool or random road trip.