Karen Guzman’s debut novel, Homing Instincts, was published by Fiction Attic Press in November 2014. Karen’s short fiction has appeared in a number of literary magazines, and her story collection, Pilgrims, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award. She is a contributor to the Collegeville Institute’s Bearings Online magazine.
Karen has worked as a journalist at the Hartford Courant in Hartford, Conn., and at the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is presently a writer at the Yale School of Management. She co-founded the blog WriteDespite.org with her former roommate and dear friend, author Cathy Cruise.
Karen has an MFA degree from George Mason University, where she studied with Susan Richards Shreve and Richard Bausch. She also holds a journalism degree from Boston University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and son and assorted four-legged creatures.