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Karen Hawkins

I’m delighted to welcome New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author KAREN HAWKINS to Rakes and Rascals today for an exclusive interview.

Hi! I’m delighted to be here! It’s nice to slow down and say hello as I’ve been crazy busy this last few months, which have included finishing a book, revising another, and moving across the country from subtropical Florida to snow-drenched Massachusetts.



Could you tell us where you were born and what it was like growing up there?

I was born in the very edge of western Virginia in a tiny and charming town called Abingdon. When I was eight, we moved about twenty miles down the road into Tennessee beside a household of boys (there were six of them next door), and it was there that I learned how to play Kick the Can like a pro, jumped my hot pink bike over a series of increasingly high and unstable ramps, and found out that crawdads really, really love American cheese rolled into a ball.


How would you describe yourself – temperamental or easy-going?

Easy-going. My parents took foster kids, so there were a LOT of kids in my house while I was growing up. You either became easy-going, or you went crazy. I decided to become easy-going. I’m probably the only person I know who moved away from home to a dorm for some peace and quiet.


When it comes to food do you like sweet or savoury or both?

I love a mixture like salted caramel or yogurt dipped pretzels. Hmmm. Pardon me; I need a snack.


What is your most treasured possession?

Wow. That’s a hard one. I have a lot of antiques. Probably the one I love the best is a set of matching Victorian era wedding bracelets of turquoise and plated gold.


If you were able to afford a second home anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

An easy question! Scotland. On a beautiful loch. With purple moors and a towering mountain off in the distance.

Now I’m sad I ‘m not in Scotland. I need another snack.


Finally, what has been your most embarrassing moment?

Nooooo! I can’t tell that! I’ll have to relive it!

Fine, fine. I’ll tell you. When I was in middle school, which was agony for me, I was late for class and ran across the courtyard and ran right into a telephone pole wire. I’m pretty sure 100% of the school saw it, and probably all still laugh about it today. I know I would, if I’d seen it, but all I saw was blue, blue sky after I landed on my back.

Now I need another snack AND a glass of wine. Thanks.



Thank you for taking time out to be here today and sharing these interesting facts about yourself, Karen.

*mumbles around crumbs* You’re welcome.



If you would like to find out more about Karen and her books, here are the links:



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