Karen Quinn

Karen Quinn has tutored scores of children and taught hundreds of parents how to work with their own kids to prepare them for the rigorous kindergarten admissions tests for Manhattan's most in-demand programs.  She has been a featured expert on school admissions on ABC's 20/20 and The View and in The New York Times, Forbes, Redbook, Woman's Day, and more. Karen is also the author of three novels: Holly Would Dream, The Ivy Chronicles and Wife in the Fast Lane. She lives in Miami, FL with her husband and two children. Visit her at www.karenquinn.net.

Books by this Author

Although they couldn't be more different, Amanda, Serena and Laura Moon have always been there for one another. Amanda sizzles in the high stakes arena of New York City real estate - but drags herself home each night to a cold, empty bed. From top executive at Prada, Serena is now an over-the-top stay-at-home Mum, plunging her marriage into crisis and her four-year-old into therapy. Laura spent the last six years caring for their dying mother. Now she is trying to breathe new life into her...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. What seems like life’s worst disasters usually offer its greatest gifts. It is only through time that you can see the perfection in the stinky pile of crap the universe throws your way.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Apparently I say "ahhh" a lot when I'm filming videos

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My sense of humor

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. My grandmother because she was so talented and worked her butt off, but she had a mean streak so I don't identify with her in that way.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. That I eat too much whenever I'm in creation mode which forces me to go on a big diet every time I accomplish something worthwhile

Author Voices

January 29, 2009

Saturday, November 24th, 2007 November 24, 2007 To my dear friends, In deference to the writer’s guild strike, I have decided not to write any new material for our 2007 Holiday letter (except for this explanatory paragraph and a few comments here and there that I can’t resist). That’s right, this year’s letter is a rerun. For those of you who have been receiving my annual missive, happy holidays to you and now feel free to delete this because you’ve already read it. (from 2006) I blew it. I decided to forgo our family holiday letter on the assumption that no one would miss it. BIG MISTAKE! We received so many concerned... see more

January 29, 2009

Saturday, February 16th, 2008 February 16, 2008 Hello Darlings, Did you miss me? I missed you. All I can say is thank you Lard Jeezus (!!!) for ending the Writer’s Strike so I can send my newsletters out again. As you know, I had to go into reruns with my Holiday letter and I went dark until a settlement was reached. No, I’m not in the Union, but my adorable and talented screenwriters for The Ivy Chronicles are and you know me, I’m nothing if not supportive. I hope Jim and Stan appreciate my sacrifice and send me a thank you text message or better yet, citrus scented bath products (I love those). Since we last connected, Christmas has... see more

January 29, 2009

Saturday, April 19th, 2008 April 18, 2008 Hi everyone, Let me get the super important stuff out of the way: Please get your calendars now and ink in the date. If you’re going to be in New York or Denver in June, come see me read from Holly Would Dream. American Idol won’t be on that night. I made sure of it. New York - June 5 Barnes and Noble - 6th Avenue at 8th Street - 7:30 p.m. Denver - June 17 Tattered Cover - Colfax Avenue - 7:00 p.m. If you’d like, you can pre-order the book right now from Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com. Feel free to order several. They’re really cheap and make the great gifts. Don’t worry,... see more

January 29, 2009

Monday, April 21st, 2008 I just discovered that someone blogged about me! It was my friend, Drayton Bird, whom you may recall was the villain in The Ivy Chronicles. Well, he wasn’t, but I named the villain after him because I’ve always believed his name was book-worthy. Anyway, I feel so famous so I thought I’d share the blog with you. If you want to check it out, he’s at Drayton-bird-droppings.blogspot.com “Author doesn’t eat vegetables and is very short. Connections? You decide” That quirky little line was written by an old friend, author Karen Quinn. I used to work with - for - her when I did executive... see more

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