Karen Hugg writes literary mysteries and thrillers inspired by plants. Her stories are set in worlds where plants, real or imagined, affect people in strange new ways. Born and raised in Chicago, Hugg moved to Seattle because she fell in love with the Northwest’s giant trees. There she worked as an editor, which prompted her to live for a brief time in Paris. Later, she became a certified ornamental horticulturalist and master pruner. Hugg earned her MFA from Goddard College and has been published in the Rooted anthology. Her first novel is The Forgetting Flower. When not writing, she digs in the dirt. When not digging in the dirt, she hangs out with her husband, three children, and four pets. When not doing any of those things, she sits outside and stares at the sky.