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“I just finished Moondance and I felt I had to write to tell you how much I loved it. I haven't been able to put it down and felt it totally resonate for me...”– Lynne Franks
“Karen, it's Dee, I had to call and tell you that I've just read the first 119 pages of your book and oh my God it's absolutely incredible... I don't want to put it down, it's your fault. Congratulations, I can't wait for the next page.”– Dee Miller
Director, Renewed Strength
I'm Karen M. Black, thanks a bunch for stopping by! Yes, I'm a real person. No, I'm not the actress and no, I'm not related to Conrad.
I grew up in small town Ontario, Canada. My folks have been married over 50 years. I also have a younger sister and a wee grey cat named Smudge, who's on this earth to help me play more.
I attended the University of Toronto twice. Did my Bachelors in Biology and English, then ten years later, my MBA at Rotman.
My most recent full-time job was as a senior communication consultant at an actuarial firm (soooo very corporate).
Since 2006, I've been freelance. Emphasis on FREE.
When I was 10, I found my mom's book Life After Life by American physician, Dr. Raymond Moody. I ate it up and wanted more!
I also begged my folks to watch Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, and tested their patience as I played the Ouija Board each day after school.
I don't play Ouija any more. It scared the bejeesus outta me. But before I stopped, I did get a lovely message from my grandfather, plus some information about my family that even my mother didn't know. So I truly believe there's something beyond what we can see.
My interest in soulmates has been around for a while, too.
In 2006, I wrote the first 120 pages of my novel Moondance (which explores past life love) after a relationship ended. This was the first time I considered past lives or soulmates.
I created scenes and dialogue I didn't understand with my logical mind. It scared me so much,that I rejected what was coming from my heart and finished my MBA instead. Plot summary
Five years later, with questions about my life mounting, I participated in a five-day spiritual retreat. After, I embraced my sincere belief in reincarnation and began to study karmic astrology and my own past lives.
I wrote my novel Moondance on the weekends.
As a conservative gal from a traditional WASPy background, I used to think my interests were a bit odd, until I learned from the karmic astrology that my 'otherworldly' interests are part of what I'm here to learn about this time around. This includes past life love.
There's a longer story about how an MBA became a karmic astrologer on my other site. Let's just say that sometimes, I learned the hard way!
So! I worked full time in corporate. I wrote on the weekends.
In 2006, I left corporate. In 2008, I published Moondance and in 2008 and 2009, it won a few awards. Around that time, I also began learning about the internet. Slowly, I realized that I wanted to share what I've learned.
So that's when I started building this site.
This site focuses on love because finding my soulmate was a huge catalyst for growth for me. So diligently (and sometimes with tears), I dug deep into my own patterns, past lifetimes and hidden saboteurs.
I wrote 392 pages on this topic in Moondance, and as an independent author (yet award-winning — ahem) I continued to be challenged on how to get the word out about it. I knew people liked the book, when they read it. But how would they find me?
The web was a natural fit. Just a couple little problems:
For some reason, I resisted setting up a blog: it felt like a black hole to me. So I decided to do some research.
About 12 months in, I realized something. My intuition was bang-on. Sure, I could build a blog. But having a blog doesn’t guarantee traffic. I wanted both.
For me, this page discussing Wordpress or SBI was the tipping point, and I found the way a web newbie could build a real business presence online. (you can too)
18 months in, I get over 1,300 visitors a day on this site by the way – without spending a dime on advertising. And by the time you read this, this number will be higher.
I've spent many years and many thousands of dollars during my search. I've researched and I've studied and I've read. Not everyone will have to go as deep as me to find their soulmate. But I hope that through this site, many can benefit from what I've learned.
I hope that within these pages, you'll find something that stirs your soul, sparks insight and encourages you to keep searching, both in your life and in your heart.
Most of all, I hope you find your soulmate.
My hunch is that just by asking these questions, by digging deeper and opening your imagination, you'll be well on your way.
Karen M. Black BSc, MBA
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