Karen F. Riley

Karen F RileyIt has been said that we spend most of our lives at our job and to be able to work at something we love is a true joy.

I have been writing and creating stories for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, NY, I spent every week at the library, reading everything that I could get my hands on. Writing proved to be a catharsis, as well as a creative outlet. This is true of most people in the arts.

The Jackson Writers Group has been a great sounding board and incredible source of inspiration and encouragement for its members. When I return home from a meeting, I write for hours, motivated by the great stories I have just heard. If you are considering a career in writing, or would just like to develop your craft, join a local writers group. The right group can take your writing to new heights. And please, continue to visit us here. We hope that through features like our monthly contests, we can inspire and kindle the flame that burns within.

I have been professionally freelance writing for over 30 years now. I am always looking for the next story waiting to be told, or an established tale ready to be spun in a new direction. I see writing as not only a challenge, but a responsbility to the reader. Writers yield a great power with their pen or next keystoke, and it is important to be ever mindful of our duty to entertain, educate or inform our readership.

My first book, Whispers in the Pines: The Secrets of Colliers Mills, was published by Cloonfad Press and came out in May of 2005. It is currently out of print. My second book, Voices in the Pines: True Stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens is the history of those who live and work in the Pine Barrens, as told through their eyes. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Recently, I have found a way to mix my undying love for the written word with my experience in the technology field. As the owner of KFR Communications, LLC. I offer all types of commerical writing services - brochures, tech manuals, press releases, employee handbooks and more - along with custom graphics (logos, business cards, flyers, ad slicks and more) and website services (website creation and redesign, domain name registration, hosting, content writing and more).

I can be reached at 609.758.1304 or by email.