Karen Walk

Freelance writer Karen recently moved from Bristol to Somerset with her husband and six year old twins, hoping to spend more time exploring the countryside. When she’s not writing children’s stories or scribbling hair-brained plots for novels in a notebook, she’s busy designing quirky cards and prints, and working as a freelance graphic designer.

When she goes missing during outings, Karen can normally be found in the nearest bookshop or haberdashery, stroking things. She loves to share family adventures and photography on her blog, and is hopelessly addicted to Instagram, and cake. There are many, many pictures of cake… on Instagram.

A few questions about nice things...

Who do you most admire?

People who work hard to make their dreams come true. Also my children, for the sheer joy they find in everything – their enthusiasm to try new things is infectious. And my husband, for being a great role model and inspiring this sense of adventure within our family.

What are your favourite possessions?

My photographs, camera, sewing machine, and a memory box from my twins’ first year.

Tell us about your perfect day or weekend...

A little lie in, then a pot of tea and biscuits in bed with my family, reading. Then we’d pack a simple picnic, pick a new route from our local walking book and get lost in the wilderness for the day. At the end of our walk there’d be a lovely pub, where we would enjoy a nice cold pint (and squash!) and share some crisps while we talk about our favourite bits of the walk. Later at home, the children would be tucked up in bed and my husband and I would relax on the sofa to watch something funny with a bottle of Rose wine.

What makes you happiest?

Being a mother, discovering a really great book, my family, learning a new craft, and an uninterrupted sewing session.

What would you like to do in the future?

It’s always been my ambition to become a writer. My children start school later this year, which I hope will give me an opportunity to really immerse myself in more writing projects. I’d love to write a craft book one day.