Hi there. I’m Karen Osborne, a writer and visual storyteller based in Baltimore, MD.

I started my writing career in community newspapers as a reporter, columnist, photographer and editor in Florida, Maryland and New York, where I won first-place awards for my coverage of topics as disparate as elementary education and the future of fisheries. For thirteen years, I wrote a column for teens, syndicated nationally through Catholic News Service, and earned awards for my writing and photography from Catholic News Service and the MD/DC Press Association.

These days, I write both short and novel-length speculative fiction of all kinds. I’ve attended Viable Paradise and the Clarion Writers Workshop. I edit two online projects devoted to science fiction and fantasy that engages with the topic of faith and religion: a blog, Sacred Earthlings, and an e-zine, Third Order. They’re currently on a bit of a hiatus, but they’ll be back! I also emcee Charm City Spec, our local speculative fiction reading series.

I’m also an accomplished camera operator and video editor. I ran my own event film studio for five years in Orlando and created all sorts of videos to promote the amazing Orange County Library System. I’ve shot and edited weddings, music videos, book trailers, concerts, conferences and galas. One of my favorite experiences is taking a project from idea to realization and seeing it bring in good results for a client, whatever those results may be. I’ve been involved in a number of wonderful projects over the years — check out the Klingon wedding for my all-time favorite (it earned the prestigious WEVA Wedding Trailer Gold Award in 2012!)

When not working, I play fiddle in one of MD/DC’s best Celtic music ensembles, the Homespun Ceilidh Band, and take entirely too many Instagram pictures of my adorable scamp of a cat.

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram as @karenthology. I am represented by Dorian Maffei of Kimberley Cameron & Associates in Tiburon, CA.

Poke around and take a look at my projects, and then email me at kaosborne at gmail dot com if I can be of any help!

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