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. 


Das Buch der Namen

Even if you cannot read German, pop over to Rowohlt's impressive and foreboding Das Buch der Namen website--replete with flash, animated graphics and music. You might even find the interview Rowohlt did with Karen and Jill, exploring their backgrounds and why the duo wrote about mysticism and the Kabbalah.

One lucky German reader will win a trip to London by solving the multi-layered puzzle Rowohlt is featuring on the Das Buch der Namen website.  Readers must find answers in the book--and from other sources--to solve each piece of the puzzle before they can advance to the next level.