writing in the garden

Welcome to my writing

Hello and thank you so much for visiting my writing website.

My new book, Letting The Light In, is available to purchase NOW! 

Letting The Light in is my personal story of how a baby with Down Syndrome changed my life.

My first book, Finding Your Calm Space is available as an ebook or paperback via Amazon 

Discover thirty-one simple ways to bring more calm into your life. 

I am planning to publish my novel, Breaking the Waters, in 2022.    You can read more about Breaking the Waters here.

I am also writing regular blogs, haiku, and the occasional short story or poem.  You can read these at this website.  I very much hope you will find something here to make you smile, reflect or see something in a new light. 

I would love to receive your comments or feedback.  Thank you so much.

Letting The Light In

How A Baby With Down Syndrome Changed My Life

Finding Your Calm Space

Thirty-One Ways to Find Calm in a Crazy World

Breaking the Waters

My new novel about midwives, swimming outdoors and learning to trust

A little bit about me

Karen Lawrence

I’m Karen.  I live in Billericay, Essex, UK with my husband and (currently) the youngest three of my seven children.  I work part time as a Yoga teacher and Reflexologist. I am also currently working as a Covid 19 Vaccinator.

When I’m not working or writing, I love walking, swimming in the sea and lakes, chilling out at my beach hut and going on camping trips.  In previous professional incarnations I have been a Tax Inspector, Cookery demonstrator, Baby Signing teacher, Midwife and Health Visitor.  Many years ago I completed a PhD degree in Victorian English Literature.

My youngest daughter has Down Syndrome.  She is one of my greatest inspirations, always pointing me to the joy in unexpected places.

Some of my Bucket List ambitions

  • Complete the full Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Publish a novel every year for the next ?? years
  • Live in a house by the sea
  • Swim across the Corryvreckan whirlpool in Scotland
  • Go on an icon painting retreat

You can read my latest blogs here – just click on the pictures.

Some chapters of Letting The Light In are available as blog posts, but you will need to purchase the book to read the whole story.