Karen Vielle grew up in Eastern Washington and has lived, played, and worked in the Spokane area for 33 years. She has a lifelong love of walking and hiking in nature. After a career in public education, Karen teaches yoga and started a home organizing business. She and her husband, Paul Vielle, enjoy traveling and spending time with their dog, Finn. In 2017, Karen helped Paul self-publish his first book, Dharma Whispers, followed by his second in 2018, Life in the Bike Lane. This sparked an interest in writing that she has had since her youth. In 2019, she was accepted as a blog writer for the mountain guide company Peak Planet. In 2020, Karen self-published her first book Just Walking: A Memoir on Two Feet. After going through the self-publishing processes three times, she has developed a 10 step process for self-publishing to share with others.