Marcus V. Calvert
Karen Morris Herkes writes and publishes science fiction and fantasy books under the name K. M. Herkes, specializing in stories about damaged souls, complicated lives, and triumphs of the spirit.
Before settling down to full-time writing, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame and meandered through an eighteen-year career in bookselling operations with Borders Books & Music. She also collected work experience in high school teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, food service, and inventory control.
Personal development is ongoing. Cats are involved.
When she isn’t writing, she works at the Mount Prospect Public Library and plays at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She also digs holes in her backyard for fun, enjoys experimental baking, and never lets her stack of unread books get taller than she is