K. D. Dowdall was born in New England and spent her elementary-grade school years in Granby, Connecticut. Her family’s home was located on the edge of a large forest preserve in an old farming community that was known as the Salmon Brook Settlement (Circa 1680). She grew up with five siblings, eight cousins and not many friends. Karen writes how they loved the hauntingly beautiful forest, swam in Salmon Brook every summer, and iced-skated on a “haunted” pond in winter. They spent much of their time searching for arrowheads, broken colonial pottery and fossilized bones in the forest. It was her growing up years that led to her love of culture arts, fables, fantasies, and fairy tales created by the People who inhabited the land long ago. Along the way, it was her good fortune to live in the Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and England. Each culture she experienced reinforced her belief that all cultures are rich in storytelling to explain their human hopes, dreams, struggles, and life experiences, often in magical fantasy presentations. Karen has written two fantasy novels, Garrett’s Bones and Delphi Altair Strange Beginnings. She is currently writing a Saga, The White Witch Saga, Book 1 (not yet titled).