Karen J. Anderson loves to tell a good story and believes in the power of laughter. When she graduated from high school she wanted to be an actor, and over the years has broaden the storyline through other media. She is a filmmaker, photographer and author.
She believes everyone has a story and knows a visual image is a great way to capture a moment. She loves capturing moments that help others celebrate, think and appreciate all that they have.
She wrote and produced the feature film Family Tree, about a dysfunctional family that plans and holds a family reunion after years of not speaking to one another. It showed in two film festivals, The Oklahoma Urban Film Festival and the Festival International du Pan African in the Cannes in 2015.
Anderson has written, produced and directed a documentary, For Such a Time as This, a history of the African American Church in North Texas and a short film, Wicked & Redeemed: Woman of the Bible, a narrative short telling stories of women from the bible in a very modern method. She also directed and produced a web reality series, Full Grown, about two mothers who continue to raise their full grown children.
She has written two screenplays, Privateers: The Legacy Continues and Perfection. She also finished writing two stage plays, Wicked & Redeemed: Women of the Bible and Family of Fear. She has two more screenplays in the works, Reconciliation and The Block. All of these stories feature strong women who deal with the struggles of life through laughter and Christ.
She has self-published seven books:
Dancing During the Storm, a collection of stories she has written over the years. They represent a desire to praise God despite the storms in her life.
ReCovery, the story of a fledgling private consultant who roams through Latin America looking for La Hoya, which her partner guarantees will be a game changer in their race against evil forces. This is book number four the Privateers saga.
Connections, Running for her life, a private investigator discovered that God was the only one with her who wasn’t talking smack, trying to kill her or get into her pants. As she and her friends try to figure out who framed them, they all discover that there was more to each other than they thought they knew.
When You Forget Your Phone, a devotional that challenges the reader to memorize God’s word. It recognizes that it is easier to stand on His promises when your world is turbulent, if you know His word.
Caught in the Crosswinds, a devotional that examines the attributes of God as she has experienced Him.
Destiny’s Dilemma, a historical novel that tells the story of an African American woman in 1912 having to choose between a life of segregation with her family or leaving them and experiencing freedom the rest of the world offered.
Privateers, the first story in the series where a young woman encounters modern day cyber pirates.
Anderson is also working on her third devotional and two more novels in the Privateers saga.
In 2005, she turned her hobby of photography into a profession. She began by doing weddings and other events. Currently she does more individual and family portraits. In 2016, she will finish her first artist photo shoot, Queens of Freedom.
Anderson graduated from Texas Christian University with degrees in Film Production and Journalism. She worked in the journalism field while also pursuing her love of acting. She has performed on stage and in other types of media. She started writing stories when she was 12 years old and has been at it ever since. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.