Dr. Karen Petit is the author of one book of poetry (Holidays Amaze) and four novels: Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims. All of these books have Christian content, historic elements, dream/reality sections, and suspenseful action.
Karen Petit was born in Providence, Rhode Island. As she grew up with her six brothers and two sisters, she continually loved reading and writing. Five months after graduating from high school, she got married and had two children before getting a divorce. While continuing to raise her children, Karen started to attend the Community College of Rhode Island. She then transferred to the University of Rhode Island, where she was a full-time student and mother, as well as often being a part-time employee at different jobs. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from the University of Rhode Island.
Not only did Dr. Karen Petit learn about the theoretical aspects of writing through her education, but she also learned about the practical aspects of writing while teaching for over twenty years at many of the colleges near her home: the Community College of Rhode Island, Bristol Community College, Massasoit Community College, Rhode Island College, Worcester State University, Quinsigamond Community College, Bryant University, Roger Williams University, New England Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and the University of Rhode Island.
As a current employee at the Community College of Rhode Island, Karen enjoys helping others to write, as well as participating in different writing activities herself. She has been writing website content, novels, poetry, and academic documents. Karen has been a presenter at multiple academic conferences, including the CCCC Conference in 2005 and the NEWCA Conference in 2013. Dr. Karen Petit's presentation topics are available at http://www.drkarenpetit.com/presentation-topics.html.
Karen Petit is a descendant of the Reverend John Robinson, the pastor to the Pilgrims. Karen's lineage is listed on her website for Mayflower Dreams.
Karen has a large family, including her son, daughter, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Her family and friends have been the focus of her dreams and reality for many years.
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