Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes
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Australian Author

Kalika Magic

Karen grew up on a large cattle station on the Liverpool Plains. After graduating from ANU she spent ten years working as a lawyer in Canberra - first in general practice at Jill McSpedden & Associates and later in commercial litigation at Dibbs Barker. She worked briefly as a herbalist at 'The Hierophant', and now runs a corporate training business in the Hunter Valley. She is currently writing an adult historical novel and continues to expand the Kalika Magic series.

  • Author of the Kalika Magic series for children aged 9+, popular worldwide.
  • Speaker on topics such as The Secret to Creativity and The Magic of Writing.
  • Passionate about promoting Australian literature in schools, through the Australian Society of Authors and Reading Australia Book Pros.

Karen Hughes

BA (AsianStudies) '94
LLB '95
GDLP '96
Years at ANU
1992 to 1996

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