Inspired by her unruly imagination, interest in nature and law, and love of mysteries, Karen A. Perry created The Green Beach File. She believes that, as humans, we get the opportunity to recharge when we sit and spend time in nature, but this is not an opportunity we take enough. In Japan, they call it forest bathing, and it’s an honored part of the culture. In the United States, we don’t have a word to describe it. Far too often, we use words such as “tree hugger” or “naturalist” to describe someone who enjoys the outdoors. These words connote saving the environment, but aren’t focused on what we gain from our time spent exploring the woods and parklands, on a personal level. In The Green Beach File, uses the term “greeners” at one point in the novel to describe those who stop to appreciate nature and gain strength from time spent in the great outdoors.
Her love of nature has her on a mission to take her children to as many National Parks as possible before they grow up. It’s a lofty goal, considering New England only has Acadia National Park. For Karen and the family, it’s been a lot of fun, from camping in Glacier National Park in Montana, to taking the ferry boat up to Dry Tortuga National Park, off the Florida Keys.
Karen is an attorney and math teacher in a small town in Connecticut. She has four children, three cats, two jobs, and one husband, which makes for a busy life! She tries to recycle, but hates washing out the peanut butter jar. Her inspirations as an author are drawn from authors such as Michael Crichton and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as Agatha Christie and John Grisham.
About Her Book:
Karen took time and care to craft a beautiful, suspenseful storyline in The Green Beach File. The book has it all—a shocking murder, a twisty plot, strong characters, and a storyline that stays with you. This is a funny, engaging legal mystery. Attorney, Jenn, has her love and respect for nature—which tends to distract her from her legal work, yet still somehow guides her. Along with her entertaining dysfunctional family, Jenn weaves her way into the midst of a momentous fight over land preservation.
The Green Beach File touches on the solace we as humans get from time spent outside in nature, the social pressure of today’s environmentalism, and our culture’s continued quest for meaning through overt consumption and the acquisition of wealth—all while remaining a light-hearted book for those who love nature, the outdoors, and relaxing on the beach!
Grab a copy of The Green Beach File today, and join Karen on her mission to get more people outdoors, finding rejuvenation in the great outdoors.
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