Karen Strine had an epiphany in her early twenties – she loved racquet sports and she played racquetball and tennis for a combined 25 years. She fell in love with pickleball seven years ago, after the death of a close friend. She loves the sport and enjoys its social aspect, too.
Karen earned a BA in History and worked in geriatric nursing and volunteering with a hospice. Karen tracked medical data and enjoys doing research of all kinds. Volunteering, too, has always been an important part of her life so she spent a decade as an event planner and fundraiser for her local Habitat for Humanity chapter. She also helped to raise money for veterans’ causes and for the construction of local pickleball courts.
She began writing as a young girl, entering writing contests and winning one of them. Life got in the way and became too busy for Karen to find a lot of time to write but the fire returned a few years ago. She published an article in an online magazine and wrote a variety of articles for her local newspaper. She enjoys interviewing veterans and writing their stories so as not to be forgotten.
Karen is a member of two writing groups and is passionate about words. “Why else do any of this if not to become who we want to be,” uttered Anthony Doerr, author of “All the Light We Cannot See.” Karen agrees and is working on more writing projects after writing this passionate book on pickleball.
She currently resides in York, Pennsylvania with her beloved husband, Pat, and dog, Charlotte.