Writer: Travel, Wellness, Nature

Karen Hastings


I have a confession to make…

Promoting myself like this makes me cringe. I’m a private person. I hate splashing photos of myself on the Internet. I don’t write to see my name in lights. That’s just not me.

I write because in the pulsing core of my heart, I feel like that’s my purpose. And I write for you. I write on the off chance that I might share a gem, spark a smile, ignite an inferno. Word by humble word.

That said, I know the world has changed since I began selling my writing twenty years ago. Apparently today I need a “platform”. Yes, it’s that thing I dreaded standing on in high school, only now I must put myself out there in digital form, and anyone in the entire online global community can see me at any time. Aagh, the pressure!

“Just be yourself,” is the best advice I received. So here I am. The real me. No pretences.

To learn a little bit more about me, please visit my Bio. For writing samples see Clips. The Gallery displays my travel images. And you’ll also find my blog here called Bare. It’s all about my continuing quest to live a simple life after moving from a tiny tropical island to the mountain wilderness of Wyoming. As you’ll see, it’s much harder to strip away stuff in the snow.

Also feel free to visit my other blog Light Living, which is all about helping people live a simple, happy life.

Well, that wasn’t so bad after all. It’s easy to be me. At least that’s one thing I know I can do better than anyone else.

Thanks for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “Writer: Travel, Wellness, Nature

  1. I am a composer and have finished a Brass Quintet arrangement of the National Anthem of Australia. While searching the Net for photos of the country, I came across your beautiful photos at this url. http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions/australia-aus.htm
    I would like to use your photos as background with my arrangement on a Youtube post. Would it be possible to use your photos behind my arrangement?

    Please let me know.

    Bruce Chidester
    Branson Trumpet Ensemble.

    • Hi Bruce.
      I wish I could share them with you, but they are not my images. Most of them are Shutterstock images. PlanetWare pays for a subscription in order to use them for the website. Have you looked on Flickr? Best of luck with your project!

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