Karenann E. Knotoff grew up on the south shore of Long Island. As a young child and adult her summers were spent at the beach where her love for the water grew. She now shares that passion with her two young children.

She currently lives with her husband and two children not more than five minutes from where she spent her childhood.

Karenann began writing at the age of eight. Many of her stories reflect the love of water, her imagination and many adventures of her childhood. The Island of Rouge is her first published book.