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Karen Foxlee

Biography

Karen Foxlee

Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, in 1971. She has worked most of her adult life as a registered nurse. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in creative writing and lives in Gympie. In 2006, Karen was awarded the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Emerging Author, an award that resulted in the publication of The Anatomy of Wings. The novel has since been picked up by an American publisher. Karen is working on her next book.

Karen Foxlee

Books by Karen Foxlee

by Karen Foxlee - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Magic

Annabel Grey is primed for a proper life as a young lady in Victorian England. But when her mother suddenly disappears, she’s put in the care of two eccentric aunts who thrust her into a decidedly un-ladylike life. Before Annabel can assess the most ladylike way to respond to her current predicament, she is swept up in an urgent quest. Annabel is pitted against another young witch, Kitty, to rescue the sacred Moreover Wand from the dangerous underworld beneath London. It doesn’t take long for Annabel to see that the most dangerous part of her journey is her decision to trust this wild, magical girl.

by Karen Foxlee - Fantasy, Fiction

A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room.  He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen.  And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.