Friday, 10 October 2008

Best-selling children’s and teenage author, Karen McCombie comes to Clare.

The Seventeen Secrets of the Karma ClubKaren McCombie has sold over one million books in the UK alone and has been translated into 15 languages. She is the author of the Ally’s World, Stella Etc. and the Sadie Rocks series as well as a number of stand-alone novels. The Seventeen Secrets of the Karma Club, Karen’s latest novel was published in June 2008. Before becoming an author Karen worked on several teen magazines, including Just Seventeen and Sugar. Originally from Aberdeen, and now living in London, Karen kicks off her West of Ireland Children’s Book Festival Tour in Limerick libraries on Monday 13th October. On the following Tuesday she will be in Tulla, Scariff and Killaloe Libraries and Ennis and Shannon Libraries on Wednesday the 14th before touring Galway and Mayo Libraries at the end of the week. She is one of Clare County Library’s most popular authors for girls with her books always on the top ten most borrowed books list. Library staff in all branches are expecting a large turnout for the event.

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