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.