Karen Tintori

Karen Tintori knew she'd be a writer from age twelve. As a child, she walked ten blocks to the public library, checked out as many books as she could carry between her interlocked fingers and her chin, read them quickly and returned for another stack.

Before she was 13, she'd read the entire children's section and bristled when the librarians would not permit her to borrow books from the adult section until she was of age. Patience was a lesson she'd begin to learn early--the librarians invited her, instead, to re-read the children's section.  

Is your book club reading one of Karen's books? Feel free to drop her a note to arrange a phone or Skype call to join your group's discussion. Karen loves hearing from her readers, enjoys traveling to meet them, and welcomes speaking invitations. 


Germany and the Ukraine sign on for The Illumination

Karen and Jill's German publisher, Rowohlt, and Family Leisure Club in Russia are the first foreign publishers to buy translation rights for their upcoming hidden history thriller, The Illumination.

The story centers on Natalie Landau, a museum curator who fights to learn who murdered her reporter sister in Iraq - and battles powerful sources pursuing the mysterious gift her sister, Dana, sent her before she died - a biblical treasure from the dawn of time with the power to transform - or destroy - the world.

St Martin's plans to publish The Illumination in hardcover in June, 2008.