Author V M Karren

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For readers looking for award-winning writing and entirely new subjects, V M Karren offers suspense, humor, and cultural intrigue.

V M Karren is the author of The Deceit of Riches Series, which currently includes two historical fiction/suspense novels: The Deceit of Riches and From the Rooftops.

Karren also penned the anthology of hilarious and daring short travel stories, The Tales of a Fly-By-Night.

Karren’s restless spirit, sense of adventure, and knowledge of Europe make him uniquely adept at bringing an exciting and often surprising view of Europe to his audience. These books have engaged and educated readers around the world (even readers of pirated copies in Russia) for the past two years, winning The Deceit of Riches international acclaim through both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards in 2019.

Drawn to all things Russian as a young man, Karren went to the former Soviet Union in 1992 for language training, work and study, visiting the far corners of the former Empire, from Kiev to St. Petersburg, and Moscow to Volgograd. His travels and academic research landed him in some very precarious and dangerous situations, including a friendship with an American spy and run-ins with the FSB, which served as the inspiration for The Deceit of Riches.  Later adventures in Romania, Ukraine, and Western Europe inspired him to write From the Rooftops and The Tales of a Fly-By-Night.

Beyond Karren’s studies and work in both Europe and Russia, his career in international trade has carried him to many corners of our wonderful world, from whence he brings you a library of hilarious, eye-opening and sometimes heartbreaking stories.  He currently lives in the Netherlands with his wife and four children.


The Deceit of Riches, Finalist (General Fiction 80,000+ words) in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019.  NGIBA is the largest not-for-profit awards organization in the USA for independent authors and publishers.



Part of a book club and interested in a free interactive group experience with your book’s author?  V M Karren is available to participate via Skype or Zoom in book club discussions about his books. For more information or to make an appointment, contact him at



V M Karren is available for speaking engagements and other events in both the US and Europe by appointment.  Please contact him via


Read the article from Salt Lake City’s Deseret News, which covers the launch event of The Deceit of Riches HERE .  It also gives more details on Karren’s background story and how it relates to the book.