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. 


Foreign rights to The Illumination have sold to Germany, Australia, Russia, France, Hungary -- five countries to date.

Foreign rights have sold to Germany, Australia, the UK, Russia, Poland, the Ukraine, Turkey, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Israel, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Taiwan, Indonesia, Romania, Greece, Hungary --- 21 countries to date.

Here's what foreign acquisitions editors had to say:

  • "A non-stop ride to save humanity--flawless, erudite and un-put-downable." - Sander Verheijen, Uniboek, Holland
  • "Something special." - Monica Tussel, Plaza y Janes, Spain
  • "Readers will be mesmerized by this exciting novel." - Kathrin Blum, Rowohlt, Germany
  • "' Highly original use of Kabbalah and fast-paced plot make it a wonderful read." - Pawel Lipszyc, Swiat Ksiazki/Bertelsmann Media, Poland