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Afterburn (American Geological Survey) Paperback – November 1, 2013

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Author of the unique Cartographer Universe series, Karen L. Abrahamson writes poetry, short fiction, and fantasy, romance and mystery novels, as well as non-fiction for newspapers and magazines. In her words, "a bad day of writing is still better than the best day working for a living." A born wanderer, she currently lives in the Metro Vancouver area of Canada with two Bengal cats who channel James Dean's attitude. When she isn't writing she can be found with a camera and backpack in fabulous locations around the world. To learn more about her, visit her website at To find more of her writing, visit

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Twisted Root Publishing; 2nd edition (November 1, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 362 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1927753163
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1927753163
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.11 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches
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Karen L. Abrahamson (Karen L. McKee, K.L. Abrahamson) started her work life as a bookseller and then worked on passenger ferries, as a riding instructor, as a police officer, a correctional officer, a probation officer, and an ESL teacher, until finally running away and becoming a consultant to government and non-profit agencies. She recently ran away again to pursue her writing full time.

Karen writes fantasy, mystery and romance about dangerous places both at home and abroad. Her writing ranges from the fantastic world of the American Geological Survey where agents protect America using magical maps, to a summertime beach town where friends deal with romance and a mysterious bracelet, to mysteries set in places like the Canadian west coast, Burma, or chilly Russia. Hopefully you’ll enjoy these tales.

Karen currently writes six series. In Romance, her six book Unlocking Saga that begins with Unlocking Her Heart (Twisted Root Publishing) and is a contemporary paranormal romance involving six female friends, their men, and one very special bracelet.

Karen also writes Sunshine Coast novellas, beginning with Surviving Safe Harbor. They are stories of mythical beings finding love amid the forests and coves of the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

In Fantasy, the well-regarded American Geological Survey (AGS) series starts with Afterburn (Twisted Root Publishing). It provides a new take on Urban Fantasy with agents of the ultra-secret AGS striving to protect America from foreign and domestic efforts to rewrite the nation.

The Aung and Yamin series straddles mystery and fantasy as an aging puppet troupe singer, Aung, and his mischievous animate puppet compatriot, Yamin, solve mysteries involving the people and living spirits of 1820s Burma. The first book in the series, Death By Effigy (Guardbridge Press), was published in April 2017 with A Death in Passing  and A Death in Umber soon following thereafter.

In mystery, far from the sweltering heat of Burma, in the chilly modern-day remains of an alternate Russia, Detective Alexander Kazakov delves into murders and other mayhem in a country caught between the warring Ottoman and Chinese Empires. After Yekaterina (Twisted Root Publishing) is the first book.

Back in our modern day world, retired school teacher Phoebe Clay embarked on a series of international adventures, starting in the chill waters of the Pacific Northwest in Through Dark Water (Twisted Root Publishing). and following up with adventures in India and Cambodia.

Karen and her various author personalities reside on the west coast of Canada where eagles, killer whales and two cats keep her company.

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