Dr. Karen Stollznow is a linguist with a background in history and anthropology, and is the best selling author of God Bless America, Haunting America, Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic (forthcoming) and Not What The Dr. Ordered (forthcoming). She is a columnist, podcaster, and researcher who has written about a diverse array of topics, including language, culture, religion, science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal.

Dr. Karen was a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on a project involving endangered writing systems for the Department of Linguistics and Unicode. She is a member of the Executive Council for Skeptical Inquirer magazine and has contributed to Psychology Today, Scientific American Mind, Australasian Science, and many other publications. She is a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation, and contributes regularly to the Swift blog. Karen also pens the "Bad Language" column for Skeptic magazine. 

Dr. Karen was born in Sydney, and has a PhD in linguistics from the University of New England, Australia. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and fellow paranormal claims investigator, Matthew Baxter of the Bryan & Baxter duo.

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Dr. Karen is available for interviews, talks and workshops to discuss the numerous topics she has researched and written about, including: psychics, mediums, ghosts, ghost hunting, haunted places, demonic possession and exorcism, health and nutrition, complementary and alternative therapies, hoaxes, urban legends, language, cults, religion, spirituality, science, pop culture, music, society, superstition, and many more topics.