Karen Runge is an author and visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her works have appeared in various anthologies and other publications around the world.
Her short story collection, ‘Seven Sins’ was published by Concord Free Press in 2016, followed by her debut novel ‘Seeing Double’ from Grey Matter Press. Her second novel, ‘Doll Crimes’, arrives in 2019 with Crystal Lake Publishing.
Never shy of darker themes in horror fiction, she has been dubbed ‘The Queen of Extreme’ and ‘Princess of Pain’ by various bloggers and book reviewers. Jack Ketchum once said in response to one of her stories: ‘Karen, you scare me.’