Welcome to my writing

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

My book, Letting The Light In, is available to purchase here

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 working on a novel about outlaw midwives in a dystopian future London.  I also write blogs, haiku, and the occasional short story or poem.  You can read some of 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

A little bit about me

Karen Lawrence

I’m Karen.  I live in Billericay, Essex, UK with my husband Adrian and youngest daughter Martha.  I have seven children and one grandson.  I work part time as a Yoga teacher, specialising in pregnancy and postnatal Yoga.

When I’m not working or writing, I love walking, travelling, swimming in the sea and lakes, and chilling out at our family caravan in Suffolk. 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.

Our youngest daughter, Martha, 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