As a child, beginning at age five, Karenna Colcroft used writing as an escape. As an adult, Karenna shares stories of strength, survival, and loving despite one’s past and fears. A trauma survivor, Karenna has spent years healing and growing. She considers herself a work in progress as she navigates the land mines her past has planted, but she lives a positive, happy life with her two children and the man she calls her “real-life romance hero husband.”
Raised by parents who believe everyone should be equal, and having spent time as a teen with three “uncles” who lived as a committed triad, Karenna finds it difficult to compartmentalize and label love and relationships. Regardless of gender or number, Karenna sees love as love, and wishes the rest of the world saw it that way too. For this reason, she writes both heterosexual and male/male romance, as well as some polyamory.
Karenna began writing erotic romance in 2006 on a challenge from a friend, as part of her journey. In her books, Karenna shows that no matter what someone has been through, they can overcome and go on to find love and healthy relationships. Her characters may be afraid and may need to heal, but no matter what, they learn that they and their relationships are worth the effort. Love isn’t a magical cure for trauma or mental illness, but having that special person or people in one’s life can be motivation and support for healing. Even in the dark times, light and hope exist.
As of March 2016, Karenna is on indefinite hiatus as a pen name. As of May 2018, only two of her novels, along with stories in three anthologies, remain in print.