Interview Series: Karen Bao

81nDUGXlg1LWe are delighted to feature a young, up-and-coming author whose work Christopher enjoys greatly: Karen Bao. Like many of Paolini.net’s readers, she started writing in high school. Dove Arising, her debut novel, is the first installment of the Dove Chronicles. The story follows Phaet (pronounced “Fate”), an introverted resident of the Moon, as she embarks on a dangerous quest to save the lives of her family. Christopher says:

Karen Bao is an incredibly talented young writer. Beautiful prose and one of the most interesting main characters I’ve read. Dove Arising marks the debut of a promising new talent. I loved the story, and I can’t wait to read more!

Now studying ecology and evolutionary biology in college, Karen is set to publish the final two in the trilogy over the next few years. Dove Arising releases on February 24th, 2015 and is available for pre-order at your favorite bookstore. In the meantime, visit Karen’s website and check out Christopher’s interview with her:



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