Karan is a writer and artist. She lives in Northern Ontario with her husband ̶ artist and author, Michael Dobson. Her life’s work has been varied and challenging. After completing an Honours B.A. and B.Ed., she continued to pursue her own education while teaching both secondary and elementary school, and earned her Principal’s Qualifications. Her years spent teaching and supporting special education students and their families were especially rewarding. Prior to teaching, Karan worked on system design and programming for an advertising agency, owned and operated a restaurant, and worked as a free-lance writer for several newspapers and publications in Ontario.

Retirement from teaching in 2020, has given her the opportunity to focus on some of her favourite creative interests ̶ writing, painting and gardening. She is currently pursuing illustration and publication of three children’s picture books, and compiling a collection of adult short stories she plans to have published.