Karen Petree is a writer, journalist, and photographer.

Karen is a well-rounded writer who can report on multi-layered stories and pen thoughtful personal essays. Other than her own experiences and the meaning of life, some of her favorite topics are women and feminism, culture, creativity, her fascinatingly complicated home state of Texas, and traveling. She finds that most things prove to be interesting if you stay curious and dig deep enough.

If you can’t find her online, check the bookstore or the nearest taco truck.


Essays and Features

“How Camping Alone Helped Me Beat Pandemic Loneliness.” My Imperfect Life, 17 July 2022.

Amazing Things Women Are Doing to Fight for Ukraine.” My Imperfect Life, 11 Mar. 2022

Just Looking.” FASPE Journalism, FASPE, 21 July 2014.

“8 Vital Hacks To Keep Yourself Safe On A Solo Trip So You Get Home In One Piece.” Elite Daily, 17 Dec. 2018

“9 Unexpectedly Helpful Things You Need To Pack In Your Suitcase.” Elite Daily, 17 Dec. 2018


The Road to Big Bend.” Folded Word, 12 Dec. 2018