Karen Kelloway


About the Author: Karen Kelloway is so enthusiastic about the story of the real, fourth-century Saint Nicholas that she traveled to Turkey to personally experience where the former Bishop of Myra lived and worked.

Karen started her career writing freelance articles for tourist magazines and newspapers in Whistler, BC. She now works as a business coach and has written a career book, Nail It™! Six Steps to Transform Your Career. Her business writing has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Atlantic Business Magazine and Progress Magazine.

Karen is an active member of the Nova Scotia Chapter for Breakfast for Learning, a member of the Nova Scotia Writer’s Federation and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. She is a certified executive coach through Royal Roads University and holds a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Karen lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband, Stephen and two children. Visit Karen’s webiste www.karenkelloway.com or facebook page.

Praise for Raphael’s Riddle (a time travel adventure for young readers 10-15 yrs. old)
“Kelloway has done her research — and it pays off in this marvelous debut novel.”

Halifax Herald, Dec 2010

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Recommended Experience Levels

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) recommends that each workshop’s participants share a level or range of writing / publication experience. This is to ensure each participant gets value from the workshop⁠ and is presented with information, strategies, and skills that suit their current writing priorities.

To this end, the “Recommended experience level” section of each workshop description refers to the following definitions developed by WFNS:

  • New writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than two years and/or have not yet been published in any form.
  • Emerging writers: those who have been writing creatively for less than five years and/or have some short publications (poems, stories, or essays) in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies.
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  • Professional authors: those with two or more full-length book publications.

For “intensive” and “masterclass” workshops, which provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer (that is, participant-to-participant) feedback, the recommended experience level should be followed.

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