Tillie The Naughty Fairy and Her Grandpa’s Teeth sprung from magical story-making with her daughter, Karrie. She, first, worked on the book with local creatives (Sue Kirkwood as editor and Kevin Cantwell as illustrator).
Following a 25-year social care career, Karen is a freelance Creative Project Designer, Facilitator, Writer/Playwright, Actor, Director, Producer based in Paisley.
She designs and facilitates community groups in (award-winning) large scale creative to performance projects, workshop programmes, social care trouble-shooting training, directs plays and musicals, co-written a local musical film, performed campaign/statement, conference and event pieces and character appearances. Karen was commissioned to design and deliver workshops for Advanced Higher English pupils (across several Councils) based on one of her plays.
As a Company Director of Punch Productions, Karen created her first plays and co-wrote their highly popular Punch Pandemonium Goes To… sketch show brand.
Karen researches and delivers unique Immortal Memory pieces at events and her popular Burns’n’Stuff evenings.
Other than Tillie’s adventures, her favourite writing experience and journey, has been with her play Say You Love Me. Originally a dinner-theatre piece, it enjoyed West Coast dates, full house/standing ovation status at the Edinburgh Fringe and Off (off)-Broadway for dates in October/November 2016.