Karen Strauss has been in publishing for more than 30 years and has held management and marketing positions at major publishing houses, including Bantam Books, The Free Press, Crown, Random House, and Avon.
She’s the founder of Strauss Consultants, Inc., an independent group founded in 1991 that works with small publishers and organizations in the U.S. and abroad to help maximize sales potential and meet distribution needs. Karen also founded Hybrid Global Publishing, supplying publishing and marketing services for brands, organizations, and individual authors.
Karen and Annelies engaged a week before a writer’s conference in Los Angeles in 2016. Annelies sent the manuscripts to Karen, who loved the concept of the series straightaway. During the conference they met and decided to work together.