Irving, Karen D. 1957-

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IRVING, Karen D. 1957-

PERSONAL:

Born October 2, 1957, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; daughter of Gordon (a master mariner) and Shirley (a securities officer; maiden name, Boyer) Irving; married Mitchell Beer (a conference publisher), April 27, 1984; children: Adrian Peter, Rachel Leah. Ethnicity: "Canadian." Education: Carleton University, B.A., 1986, M.S.W., 1988. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—Pamela Paul, Pamela Paul Agency, 12 Westrose Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8X 2A1. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

The Well, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, social worker, 1988; Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, social worker for university health service, 1990-99; writer, 1999—. InfoLink Consultants, Inc., editor for health and social issues, 1988-93.

WRITINGS:

Pluto Rising: A Katy Klein Mystery, Polestar Books, 1999.

Jupiter's Daughter: A Katy Klein Mystery, Polestar Books, 2000.

Mars Eclipsed: A Katy Klein Mystery, Polestar Books, 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Venus Wept: A Katy Klein Mystery.

SIDELIGHTS:

Karen D. Irving told CA: "I write about what interests me, and what most fascinates me is the human mind and its workings. My background in social work shapes my writing, as I delve into the motivations and urges that help create human behavior. My lifelong interest in astrology has helped create a backdrop of myth and symbol, a language of psychology, if you will, that enables the characters in the 'Katy Klein' series to play out their lives more fully and realistically."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Herizons, winter, 2002, Karen X. Tulchinsky, review of Pluto Rising: A Katy Klein Mystery, p. 34.