Hi! My name's Karen, and I write humorous, light YA sci-fi. I have a fun, twisty time travel series out with St. Martin's Press. LOOP is out now, and its sequel TWIST releases 3/31/15.

When not writing or reading, I love lightsaber dueling with my two sons and forcing my husband to watch BBC shows with me.

I've been many things in my life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

I'll usually update on Mondays. I love to answer questions and hear your thoughts in comments.

These are my hang-out spots on the internets (or click through my website below...all social links are at the top of my site) --

Twitter: http://smarturl.it/AkinsTWP
Facebook: http://smarturl.it/AkinsFBWP
Tumblr: http://smarturl.it/AkinsTuWP
Instagram: http://smarturl.it/AkinsInWP

LOOP: http://us.macmillan.com/loop/karenakins
TWIST: http://us.macmillan.com/twist/karenakins

A final, quick note: My novels have been through multiple rounds of professional editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Wattpad is a place for me to have fun and experiment. My stories here won't be as polished, but I still hope that you have as much fun reading them as I've had creating them. :)
  • JoinedFebruary 19, 2014




Stories by Karen Akins
LOOP by KarenAkinsYA
LOOP Teen Fiction
Hi! For any of you reading my short story SHIFT (told from Finn's POV) who haven't read LOOP yet, I thought I'd post the first couple chapters of LOOP here. :) Here's the book's synopsis: At a school where Quantu...
SHIFT by KarenAkinsYA
SHIFT Teen Fiction
Hi! Karen Akins here. I'm the author of LOOP (out now with St. Martin's Press) and its sequel TWIST (3/31/15). When I was revising LOOP, as a character exercise, I wrote a scene that took place between the two stor...
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