Karen Bram Casady, BA, MA is a journalist, business writer and editor, and a poet, short story writer and playwright. Over the course of her professional career she wrote and edited numerous publications, newsletters and magazines for large commercial clients including the book Caring: Making a Difference One Story at a Time, an award-winning collection of 100 stories, that sold more than 23,000 copies. Her poetry and short fiction appear in Manuscript 46, Manuscript 47, and Manuscript 50, the online literary journal of Los Angeles Valley College and The Northridge Review, the literary magazine of California State University, Northridge. Three of her five plays have been produced and she holds a membership in the Dramatists Guild. Her book Effervescent represents her first published collection of poetry (2015). Intangibles is her second book of poetry (2018). Her other unpublished poetry collections include Dailies, FridgeDoorPoetry, SlowDrive and SundryAsides. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (BA) and the University of Southern California (MA). She is currently working on her MA in English/Creative Writing at California State University, Northridge. She expects to graduate in May 2019.