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Karen Jones

Island Path on Ocracoke will present a weekend writing workshop, “Creativity & Craft,” with author Karen Jones April 11 to 14 at Lightkeepers House on Creek Road.

Over two and a half days, Jones will help writers exploring their creativity, honing their craft and make their writing sing while enjoying the pristine beauty of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The camp includes:
13 hours structured workshop/seminar class time
1:1 mentoring
Workbook and handout materials
4 hours of informal discussions with visiting, working authors
Time to learn, write, reflect and enjoy the island.

An author, broadcast journalist and freelance writer, Jones has taught writing seminars at the University of Richmond, Christopher Newport University, Louisiana State University and Old Dominion University, and has taught courses in romance novel writing at the University of Richmond and Christopher Newport University.

She currently teaches writing workshops and writes scripts for a major media company.

Her published works include both fiction and nonfiction:  Up the Bestseller Lists! A Hands-On Guide to Successful Book Promotion, Kingdom of Hearts, The Highland Witch, and Death for Beginners.

In addition, she has written for various publications including Virginia Super Lawyer, The Daily Press, Tidewater Women and has had her short work, “Chic’s Beach,” performed by Playwrights Premiere Theatre.

Jones is a veteran of radio and television, having spent 15 years at WVEC, an ABC affiliate, as an on-air anchor and feature reporter.  She also wrote and produced the series, “The Haunting of Virginia,” which won an Associated Press Award.

She has directed the Chesapeake Writer’s Conference and belongs to the American Pen Women and The Authors Guild.

Her fourth book, the historical romantic suspense, The Highland Witch, is on Kindle and other e-readers. She is currently shopping her fifth book, The Marcell Glide, a southern literary fiction coming-of-age story.

For more information about the daily schedule and to register, visit 

Lightkeepers Guest House, along Creek Road, is clad in summer blooms. Photo: C. Leinbach
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