Karen DeMers Dowdall, former Professor of Clinical Research, Nutrition, and Nursing, was born in New England and spent her elementary-grade school years in Granby, Connecticut. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, master’s degree in clinical research nursing and a PhD in Clinical Nutrition.
Karen is also a lover of ballet, jazz, ballroom dance, contemporary dance, and has had her own dance studio. She also has directed and choregraphed stage productions, fashion shows, and designed clothing for stage productins. Karen loves to swim. She was once an ocean lifeguard during the summper seasons in college, loves scuba diving, water skiing, and snow skiing. She loves to visit art museums and historical places.
K. D. has written songs, poetry, short stories, and now several fiction novels; a middle-grade fantasy adventure story with two books to follow as a series, a historical mystery/murder with a dash romance and a third fiction, a mystery thriller with light romance. She is currently writing a historical time-slip novel.
Along the way, it has been 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 told in magical fantasy presentations.