Karen Musser Nortman

Award-winning Mystery Author


About Karen Musser Nortman

Karen Musser Nortman, after previous incarnations as a secondary social studies teacher (22 years) and a test developer (18 years), returned to her childhood dream of writing mysteries. Her first series, The Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries, sprouted from numerous camping trips in Iowa and through at least 24 other states. The Frannie Shoemaker Mysteries center around a group of retirees who camp together and sometimes stumble over dead bodies. Most of the books are based on actual campgrounds. The Mystery Sisters is also a cozy series about two elderly sisters. The Time Travel Trailer books follow a woman who buys a vintage camper and it turns out to be a time portal. Several of Karen’s books have been designated Indie BRAG medallion honorees and finalists in the Chanticleer CLUE, Mystery and Mayhem, and Paranormal contests.