Karen Powell-Riggs

Karen Powell-Riggs


Tucson, Arizona

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August 2015
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About Karen

1994-Second Place, poetry and performance, Bisbee Poetry Festival
1995-Second Place, poem, “Eulogy for Two Damn Good Dogs” Bones Over the Moon- Subway Gallery Art Competition
2000-First Place, Nonfiction-“Queen of the Road” Creative Writer’s Celebration, Cochise College
2001-Second Place, Nonfiction-“A Dummie’s Guide to Hitchhiking” Creative Writer’s Celebration, Cochise College
2001-Certificate of Merit, screenplay, “Queen of the Road” International Screenplay Competition
Published: Mirage Magazine, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, poetry, photography and short stories.
Published: Mule Poetry Magazine, issues 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in 2003.
Published: Voices on the Wind e magazine, every issue in 2003. http://personal.riverusers.com/~geclark/toc.html

I have written six screenplays:
“That Getting Nowhere Road” -Biographical (originally copyrighted as “Queen of the Road”)
“The Ship That Flew” - Fantasy (based upon a popular children’s book with permission.)
“Day of the Dead” - Horror (based upon the popular Mexican holiday.)
“Mr. Hollywood” – Romantic Comedy
“Brainwashed” – Mafia farce/Comedy
“Growing Ivy” – Drama about meth addicts

Screenplays I am working on:

“Thou Shalt Not Kill” A murder mystery based upon a true story
“DisaBILLity” a comedy about the guy next door.

“Ashes to Ashes” A thriller based in NYC.

Contact Info: 4400 S. Dogwood Ave., Tucson, AZ 85730. (520)979-6201, kpowellriggs@gmail.com

Blog: http://karenr52.blogspot.com/

Unique traits: I have several pets including a kingsnake, 3 geckos, 2 tree frogs, 2 turtles, 9 fish, 2 cats and a dog. I have a MA in forensic psychology and 15 years experience in law enforcement. I've dealt with every personality type. I can reason (or write) from any perspective. My writing is crisp and precise.


  • Honorable Mention, Women in Photography International


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