Karen F. Williams holds degrees in media studies, philosophy, and clinical social work, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her 2019 novel, As the Crow Flies, and 2017 novella Meeting Ms. Roman were finalists for Golden Crown Literary Society Awards. 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.