Karen Vorbeck Williams
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My Enemy's Tears: The Witch of Northampton
A story of the New World venturers, of wilderness and settlement, of witchcraft and war.

In the 1630s two young girls from different villages sailed from England with their Puritan families, part of the great 17th century migration to the New World. Settled in the Connecticut River Valley, they came face to face with the rigors of life among the Puritans. This story is based on the lives of Mary Bliss Parsons and her enemy Sarah Lyman Bridgeman who suffered from an epic jealousy fueled by superstition. This fictional account of a true story takes us back to the beginning of a country founded on a dream, where life was perilous, where fear and envy would lead to redemption and ruin. 
cover photography by Meredith R. Rubin
"Beautifully written, well researched, riveting."
--Patricia Cumming, poet
founding member of Alice James Books

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"My Enemy's Tears is compulsively readable."
--Phoebe Pettingell, literary critic
"The novel delves deep into the motivation of its characters. They are complex, believable, and easy to identify with."
--Mirella Patzer, History and Women.com

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Karen, ready to sign books at the New England Book Festival.
Karen is repesented by the Carolyn Jenks Agency, Cambridge, MA.
The House on Seventh Street 
Following the deaths of two generations of Grummans, Winna Grumman returns to the 87-year-old house that had first belonged to her grandparents. She finds it filled with trash, treasures, and mysteries. To make life even more difficult, someone is trying to kill her. Is it John, the man she loves, Todd, her sister's new husband, or Seth, the handyman she has come to depend upon and trust?

The House on Seventh Street, set in Grand Junction, Colorado--Karen's hometown--is in the hands of her agent.