Her first book of poetry, Night’s glass table, was selected as the 2012 IP Picks Best First Book by Interactive Publications, Brisbane, who also republished her novel Past perfect (Wily, 2010) as an ebook. Karen won the 2013 Playwrights Association of New Zealand playwriting competition for her script Poverty and muse. Her play Geography of loss will be staged in Christchurch in October 2014. She is fiction editor of Takahē literary
Poems “Way Point”, “Elijah at My Table” and “Find a place ” published in Poems4Peace Anthology 2014.