Karen Pickell is the creator of the online book catalog Adoptee Reading and a former editor of the adoption blog Lost Daughters. Her nonfiction and poetry have appeared in several literary journals and independently published anthologies, including Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace, which she coedited.
Ms. Pickell holds a MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. She has served as an editor for the Georgia Poetry Society and the literary journal Flycatcher, and on the board of the Georgia Writers Association. Born, adopted, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she lived near Atlanta for over a decade before settling in the Tampa Bay area. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Raised Voice Press, a micro press publishing creative nonfiction.