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KAREN SIMPSON

Writer. Author. Quilter. Storyteller.

Welcome to my website. My debut novel, ACT OF GRACE, is on sale now, and it was a long, but fulfilling, road to publication. I am humbled by all the awards I have received for this book, including the Go on Girls Book Club Author of the Year. Since then, I have had an excerpt of my upcoming children's book All the Beautiful Horses published in the widely acclaimed Light of the Rabbit Moon and I am feverishly working on completing my latest novel, The Naming of Quilts. I’m excited that you stopped by, and I encourage you to keep visiting to stay-up-to-date on upcoming projects, appearances, special promotions and events. 

Beyond keeping up with book projects, you will also learn from this site that I love to cook, quilt, history and horses! My passions show up in all sorts of ways within my writing, life and projects.

I invite you to join my new Instagram community as well as my personally curated Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts. Have a personal question? Shoot me an email at simpsonactofgrace{at}gmail.com. I’d love to hear your thoughts on ACT OF GRACE and to communicate with my fellow writers. As an author, I aim to create a better understanding of the world and our place in it. Learn more about some of my projects below.

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The Naming of  Quilts*

A WORK IN PROGRESS

I am working on my latest release and can’t wait for you to read it. Stay tuned for updates on my progress!
*Working Title

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Act of Grace

AN AWARD-WINNING NOVEL

Why would Grace Johnson, a bright, African-American high school senior,save the life of a Ku Klux Klansman named Jonathan Gilmore? Discover the answer as you join Grace on the unlikeliest of journeys in my debut novel, ACT OF GRACE.

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by the Light of the Rabbit Moon

AN ANTHOLOGY FOR CHILDREN, K-5

Karen is one of 29 new and emerging diverse authors and artists that contributed to this dreamy children's book where stories have the ability to change who we are. 

James Baldwin
"Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.”