Karena Kilcoyne is a Midwesterner who packed her bags, kept her values, and moved to where the sun shines almost every day. Growing up, she dreamed of being a prolific writer. Instead, she graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law and, after passing two state bar exams, she worked as a white-collar criminal defense attorney.
After a decades-long healing journey through her traumatic and painful childhood, Karena was inspired to follow her early dream of writing and share how she rose above the stories of her past. Through vivid, evocative, and transparent storytelling, she teaches others how to rise above their own stories and find peace, happiness, and self-love. Healed and happy, Karena has learned to have fun. She loves taking her fur babies on joyrides in her vintage Jeep Wagoneer, Woody, and traveling to far-flung places. She’s won a sailboat race to Cuba and is absolutely certain that water and wine are better with bubbles.