Congratulations to local writer Karen Lord! Barbadian, author, physics teacher, sci-fi & fantasy aficionado, world-builder, Writer-in-Residence 🙂
“Shared Worlds, a non-profit science fiction/fantasy teen writing summer camp hosted by Wofford College, has received a third consecutive supporting grant from Amazon.com and has named author Karen Lord as its Amazon.com Writer in Residence for 2013… “Each year, we like to turn the spotlight on one of our guest writers, someone whose work is unique and inspirational for our students,” says Jeremy L.C. Jones, Shared Worlds founder and director of the program.
Lord is a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel “Redemption in Indigo” won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award and the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. It also was long-listed for the 2011 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and shortlisted in the Best Debut Novel category of the Kitschies Awards. Her latest novel, “The Best of All Possible Worlds,” won the 2009 Frank Collymore Literary Award.”