Authors Bio


Karen Harrland has packed bananas in northern Queensland, studied Environmental Management at university, made djembe drums in Africa, staked road kill wombats to the ground for Tassie Devils to eat in Tasmania and helped wayward youths learn how to plant trees. Along with her partner Al, she has also managed over a million acres of conservation land in Australia’s Simpson Desert.

Currently, they live in their self-built home with their three children on the side of Mt Wellington in Tasmania. The North West Bay River runs by her property, and where the river meets the sea, she works as a garden teacher at the local Primary School. There she teaches children how to respect the earth and each other, and to enjoy and grow good food. Karen also writes obsessively and passionately every chance she gets.

Please also feel free to check out my old desert blog: