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Mulberry Bend -- Karen Dean Benson
Mulberry Bend

Mission Song -- Karen Dean Benson
Mission Song

Devil's Grace -- Karen Dean Benson
Devil's Grace

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Latest Happenings | Appearances | Events


Mulberry Bend is up for pre-order at Amazon for a limimted time for $2.99

All Karen's Books can be found at:

SatinRomance (print and ebook)
Smashwords (ebook)
Amazon print and kindle
B&N (print and nook)

Dec. 5, 2015, celebrating launch of first book, Devil's Grace - Renn Arelia's Story with SWFRW writers. 


See Karen on the cover of Estero Lifestyle Magazine

magazine cover


Speaker and signing appearances
Jan 17, 2017
Estero Country Club
4:00 - 7:00
19501 Vintage Trace Circle; Ft. Myers, FL

Jan 18, 2017
Harbor Club at  Lighthouse Bay
23740 Olde Lighthouse Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL

February 16, 2017
Pasceo Bistro
11611 Paseo Grande Blvd
Ft. Myers, Florida

March 1, 2017
4_00-6:00 p.m.
The Residences at Coconut Point
23150 Amgci Way
Estero, Florida 

March 3, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Southwest Florida MSU Alumni
Cross Creek Country Club
Fort Myers, FL 33912

March 18, 2017
Pelican Sound Golf and River Club Arts Show
4561 Pelican Sound Blvd
Estero, FL

March 18, 2017
Pelican Sound Golf and River Club Arts Show
4561 Pelican Sound Blvd
Estero, FL

April 7-9, 2017
SWFRW Retreat
Ivey House
107 Camelia Street
Everglades City, FL

May 9, 2017
St. Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church
St. Veronica’s Guild
Spring Dinner party
5:30 p.m.

GFWC Flushing Women’s Club - Art in the Park - June 4, 2016, Flushing, Michigan

Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Jubilee Craft Show - June 24-25, 2016 - Williamston, Michigan

Arcadia Daze - July 22, 23, 24, 2016, Arcadia Women’s Club, Arcadia, Michigan

Montrose Blueberry Festival, Aug 19, 20, 21, Montrose, Michigan

Kerrytown Bookfest, Sept 11, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI

Grayling Promotional Association,  October 1, 2016, Grayling, Michigan


Author and fans recent book signing Miromar Mall, Estero, Florida










SWFRW   March 27-29, 2015

A weekend get away. Pine Island, Fl @ Tarpon Lodge. This was a blast. We ate, sipped bubbly, wrote, and read to each other all weekend.

There were shenanigans, but we swore secrecy.


author and fans
get a way
creative writers group

MSUCC Creative Writers Group June 3, 2015, in East Lansing, Michigan. 

A gaggle of dedicated writers near and dear to my heart.  The club was founded in 1923. This picture is the occasion of our annual good-bye luncheon. We meet again in October.


writing tips


13th Annual Florida Writers Conference, October 23-26, 2014. 

Marie Bostwick, NY Times Best Selling Author, (latest book, The Second Sister,)  gave the celebrity workshop.

Marie's tips for writing:

  • celebrate an attitude of gratitude
  • read books better than you write
  • write every day
  • have a truth to share 

Book singing:
November 8, 2014.

Annette's Book Nook, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida.

Diana (DJ Welker, yours truly, and Sonja Gunter


Six-year-old granddaughter, Campbell, is already a fan.



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