Karen Leslie (formerly Karen Chronister) is a Writer, Editor, Marketing Specialist, and Writing & Creativity Coach at The WordShop. She received her B.H. in Multi-Media Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations from Penn State University. In 2014, she received her M.F.A. in Writing (Fiction) from Spalding University. She manages a boutique style marketing business with clients in Travel & Tourism, Health & Wellness, Entertainment, and Business Development.

As a creative writer, Karen is working on her novel, writing travel pieces, and teaching literature and writing at Western Kentucky University. Karen grew up in rural Pennsylvania now lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband, songwriter Clay Mills. You can read some of her writing here.

Publishing: Menda City Review (2017 Winter Issue), Bucket List Publications, The Contributor, INSP (International Network of Street Papers), BNT Touring Magazine, BNT Travelogue, Williamson Business, various trade magazines, business social media platforms, and blogs.

Karen supports: AWP, Nashville Public Television, NPR, The Belcourt Theater, World Vision Child Sponsorship, PBS, and The Mocha Club.