KAREN HUGG is a writer with a passion for plants. She’s a certified ornamental horticulturalist and Master Pruner. She owned a small garden design and maintenance company for almost 20 years and has taught horticulture at the community college level. Now she writes about plants with articles in Garden Center Magazine, Garden Rant, Northwest Garden News, and other publications.
Karen is also a fiction author. Her literary thriller The Forgetting Flower (Woodhall Press) was published to positive critical reviews and its follow up, Harvesting the Sky, was a semi-finalist in the Del Sol First Novel Prize Contest. Her novel, The Dark Petals of Provence, won Third Prize in the 2020 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. Her short novel, Song of the Tree Hollow, continues to garner strong reviews. Karen also holds an MA in English from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Writing from Goddard College. You can hear her on Urban Farm U, Back to My Garden, New Books Network, Writing and Reading Fiction, Must-Read Fiction, The Hero Within, and other podcasts. She’s appeared on the TV show New Day Northwest and has published articles in in The Big Thrill, Crime Reads, Thrive Global, and other publications.
Karen lives in the Seattle area with her husband, three kids, and dog Olive. You can learn more about her at www.karenhugg.com.