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​Karen Dietrich is the author of GIRL AT THE EDGE, a psychological thriller  from Grand Central Publishing. She is also the author of THE GIRL FACTORY: A MEMOIR (2013) and several poetry chapbooks.  Karen plays drums in the indie rock band Essential Machine.  She received a BA in English from University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in poetry from New England College.  She has worked as a college professor and high school English teacher.  Karen currently lives east of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, son, and three cats.