Karen F. Williams holds degrees in media studies, philosophy, and clinical social work, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. In 2017, her novella Meeting Ms. Roman was a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society award. In addition to writing fiction, she has published numerous articles on nature, dogs, and the human animal bond, and was awarded the Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers Association of America. She divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires of Massachusetts where she can usually be found gardening, kayaking, or hiking with a pack of canines.