Karen Metcalf

Young and New Adult Fiction Author


Cover of In the Storm
Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world.
This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory.

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Every now and again, a story comes along that shakes up your world. Something that you didn't expect, or see coming. A book like this is why I read YA!

Trisha Wolfe, Young Adult Author, YA Bound Book Blog

I am still reeling from just finishing this novella, and let me tell you, it's going to stick with me for a while. In the Storm is a book like no others... and I'm left with a feeling somewhere between exasperation at the fact that there is no more left for me to read, and total awe at the whole concept behind the story... The sheer fact that Karen Metcalf was able to fit so much character development into these pages is what really blew my mind.

Startling, mind-boggling, unique, and enthralling, Karen Metcalf's In the Storm is the perfect read for one stormy, rainy afternoon.

Lauren, of LaurensCrammed

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Karen Metcalf, Author

There’s a phrase in the South: “telling stories”, which means telling lies. Growing up, Karen Metcalf told a lot of stories, which wasn’t always a good thing.

She was raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she spent most of her time reading science fiction and horror. She continues to explore those worlds through her writing, today.


News & Events

Karen placed 7th out of over 300 competitors in the 2017 Writer's Games, a 7 week, 72 hour, Short Story Competition hosted by the Writer's Workout.
Contestants were given a prompt each week for 7 weeks and only 72 hours to respond with an original short story. Karen won Event 3 , and placed in the top 5 for Event 2.
To read her winning stories, click on the anthology cover to purchase.
Click on the Writer's Games photo to learn more about this free annual writing event.
The Writer's Games 2017, The Writer's Workout
In the Storm, Karen Metcalf

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