About

Sitting at the window staring out at the St. Lawrence, from our second floor room at the Chateau Frontenac... This will do nicely!

Hi, I’m Karen Ballum but I’m better known around the web as Sassymonkey.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s national capital. My husband Lee, aka the Fake Husband, is my partner in crime. 

I may have a slight addition to the overuse of parentheses. (Maybe.) (Sometimes.) 

I have been blogging on Sassymonkey.ca since 2004, and started my book blog, Sassymonkey Reads, in August of 2005. I rolled them all together into this blog in 2015. 

Want to contact me? Leave me a comment or send me an email at karen dot ballum at gmail dot com. I am not accepting books for review at this time. No pitches, please.