Karen Rempel has been beading since the age of ten. She was born in Vancouver, BC and received her Masters degree from Naropa University. She has published fiction, poetry, feature articles, and reviews in publications including The Vancouver Sun, Merritt Herald, Room of One's Own, and BC Woman Magazine. Karen is an award-winning technical writer (www.karenrempel.com). She has been profiled in Chatelaine Magazine; and writes a blog at www.bcwildernessvisions.com.