MEDIA

KAREN'S 20TH NOVEL - 'THE GRAFT' OUT NOW!

WOODS

KAREN

MANCHESTER'S ANSWER TO MARTINA COLE

THE NEW 'VOICE OF THE NORTH'

BIO

Karen was born and raised in the City Of Manchester and is proud to be a Mancunian! Being raised within an Inner City Area, inspired Karen to take an unorthodox and very well received approach within her writing.

 

Karen left school without any formal qualifications and obtained her inspiration from attending an adult literacy course which was offered by her former employers. Karen writes form the heart and always keeps it real to life and she writes about subjects we can all relate too. Having lived a colourful life she uses her own experiences to write her books. Her fan base is growing every day and soon everyone will know the name Karen Woods. Karen believes that everyone has the power to to change their lives around with self belief and determination. “Life doesn't give. We have to take what we can.” .

THE GRAFT


Elsie Clayton has got off heroin and desperately wants her husband Tony to do the same but he finds it hard to abandon his grafting lifestyle and the habit that at least gives his life a focus. Their daughter Emily dreams of the day her knight in shining armour will carry her off into the sunset while their son Jordan owes a big time gangster money and is coerced into driving prostitutes from job to job.

Broken Youth


When rebellious teenager Misty Sullivan falls pregnant to a local wannabe gangster, she soon becomes a prisoner in her own home. Despite the betrayal of her best friend, she eventually recovers her self-belief and plots revenge on her abusive boyfriend with spectacular consequences. This gripping tale sees the impressive debut of Karen Woods in the first of a series of novels based on characters living on a Manchester council estate. Themes of social deprivation, self-empowerment, lust, greed and envy come to the fore in this authentic tale of modern life.

 The Estate


Best friends Melanie and Diane have grown up together on a 1980s Manchester council estate but when Diane gets pregnant mystery surrounds the identity of the father - is it honest, hardworking Gary or John, the layabout son of the estate pub landlord?

Forced into marriage at just 17 to Gary by a domineering father, home life soon becomes dull for Diane, while Melanie's boyfriend John gets involved with local dealer Donny and soon comes up with a plan to set up on his own.

Yet all is not as it first appears and secrets, lies and sweet revenge soon occupy the minds of the characters in Karen Woods' latest gritty novel.

KAREN WOOD'S BOOK COLLECTION


KAREN'S BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN AUDIO BOOK FORMAT FROM THE 1ST OCTOBER 2018!

What people say about Author, Karen Wood's



"An author who tells it as it is, no holds barred”

‘The new voice of the working class’

Raw and gritty novels

Karen On ITV'S Loose Women in 2015.

"I loved my experience of going onto Loose Women and being able to share my story and hopefully motivate others in similar situations." 

'Grow Wars' is officially being made into a film!     

               Check this space for further updates!

NEWS

EVOLVE is an organisation which uses Creative Writing and Performing Arts to have a positive impact on young people. Karen Woods and her business partner Kirsty Milne willl be delivering sessions based in schools, PRU’s and community settings. For years it has been their passion and their dream to help motivate, lead and encourage the Youth Community in to a better brighter future. 

Workshops focusing on Drama and Creative Writing.
Karen Woods & Kirsty Milne - Co Founders

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