Karen Nilsen, Contributor

Karen Nilsen is an author, poet, and mischief maker at large. She writes fantasy novels and slips away to other realms when her seven cats are napping.

Articles by Karen Nilsen

  1. Gothic Childhoods

    Fantasy novelist Karen Nilsen reflects on how good parenting—and the emotional honesty of stories like Hans Christian Andersen’s—shielded her from her grandmother’s pathological narcissism.

    But are children today getting the same preparation? Or are our mermaids too watered down?