Karen Crane has lived on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, but has spent most of her life in the Green Country of Northeastern Oklahoma. She grew up in Sand Springs, a small town divided by the Arkansas River. Currently, she lives in Tulsa with her photographer husband and their two Miniature Schnauzers.
An avid reader from an early age, Karen made-up stories as a child and dreamed of becoming either a horse or a writer. Since it was clear from the start that being a horse wasn't an option, she wrote many stories about horses instead. As an adult, she spent a few years as a preschool teacher but, in 1981, she enrolled in a college writing class and soon realized that being a writer was what she had wanted to be all along. Her first book was published by Dell in 1984 and after writing eight novels under the pseudonym of KAREN WHITTENBURG, she became a Harlequin American Romance author and began publishing as KAREN TOLLER WHITTENBURG in 1987. In 2004, her first Single Title romance, I REMEMBER YOU, was published by Kensington Publishing, Zebra Books. THE GOOD SISTER is her second novel for Kensington.
Karen credits her lifelong love of reading as the catalyst for her life as a writer...although being something of a daydreamer doesn't hurt, either. She still loves horses, too, although she no longer whinnies. She is currently at work on her next novel.