KAREN LEE BOREN writes fiction and nonfiction. Her novel, Girls in Peril, was the premier publication for the Tin House New Voices series and a Barnes and Noble Discover selection. Her novel, Month of Fire, was a finalist for the New American Press book contest, and her story collection, Mother Tongue was published by New Rivers Press in 2015. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the winner of the 2018 Wundor Editions Fiction Prize.
Her new novel, Secret Waltz, is published by Flexible Press in 2022 and is now available.
Her writing appears in the Santa Fe Writer's Project, Flexible Persona, WomenArts Journal, The Florida Review, New South, Hawaiˊi Pacific Review, Epoch, Cream City Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Crack the Spine, The Offbeat, BookForum, Fourth Genre, Litro, Lonely Planet's anthology Rites of Passage: Backpacking 'Round Europe, and The Best of Lonely Planet’s Travel Writing.
She's earned a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin and an MFA from Wichita State University. She is a full professor of English and creative writing at Rhode Island College.