The fourth excerpt of Fate & Longing in Lisbon reveals a brewing conflict between the Law of Fate and Murphy’s Law. Our poor postman is caught in the middle. … More The Immutable Law of Murphy
Fate doesn’t know her own strength. One nudge from her well meaning elbow can land a blow to a fragile heart with the force of a wrecking ball. She has a habit of stepping in, uninvited, and carrying out renovation plans on content lives without consent and without reassurances that her victim will even like what she has in store. When Fate goes to work, most times she doesn’t have a blue print or a road map and works as precisely as a steamroller. … More Fate is a Wrecking ball
Fate and Longing in Lisbon is a new short, romantic-comedy set in Portugal. Read about how the story came to be, read the first chapter, and listen to the playlist / soundtrack that will transport you to the old streets of Lisbon. … More A new short story: Fate & Longing in Lisbon
At the end of January, just as the world was changing, I took one last, deep breath before it became clear that we couldn’t take breathing for granted any longer. On the flight home from Lisbon some passengers were already wearing face masks. China had just begun its quarantine. Since January, I have been holding … More One Last, Deep Breath!
Take a chance on a new author! Read the first chapter of VMKarren’s new release: From the Rooftops. Who knows? You may not be able to put it down.
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You gotta Love it to Write it! … More “You gotta Love it to Write it!”
All of these things–and many other suspenseful and surprising elements–are featured in V M Karren’s new crime fiction novel! As of TODAY, From the Rooftops, is now available on Amazon. Here is one of the first reviews: “What a wonderful second novel! It displays the versatility evident in Karren’s first work of fiction. This second … More What Do a Romanian Banker, Olives, and the Narrowest Street in Europe All Have in Common?
I leave it to you, the reader, to decide if this is not the world’s most beautiful bookstore! … More Book-arest: The MOST beautiful book store in the world!
We’re in the final countdown until the release of my new novel, From the Rooftops, the second book in my series The Deceit of Riches! Here above is the wonderful final cover spread (I love it–don’t you?–Christine did a great job). Below you can read the complete back cover book blurb: Book Blurb: “1989. After … More One Week Until Book Launch!
For a Westerner, Romania is a fascinating place to travel, with fantastic skiing and hiking in the Transylvanian Alps, the richly ornate architecture of Bucharest and other cities, and the well-preserved peasant life in the rural villages. But beyond this, Romanian culture is rich with tradition, patriotism, and high artistic achievement. The struggle of the … More Author Interview: American Novelist Writes About Modern Romania