Karen J. Riffel is a writer,illustrator and publisher of children's books for Welsh learners. She has a degree in Botany and is a qualified teacher of Languages and Science, both at Primary and Secondary level.
She lives and works in Mid-Wales and in 2000 set up Treehigh Enterprises to produce a range of educational resources and teaching materials for second language Welsh learners.
While learning Welsh as an adult Karen realised that there was a lack of teaching materials for children learning Welsh. Following extensive research in schools she has produced an inspirational range of books and cards.
Karen has created all the illustrations for her books and has had numerous exhibitions of the artwork. Through Treehigh Enterprises she is diversifying into general publishing. In 2002 she published
'Walk of Life' by Mike Barratt.
Future projects include the publication of short stories and other fiction as well as books of general interest.
In 2010 it is proposed to complete all the five book titles in Welsh and then to publish them in English for second language English learners throughout Europe.Further arts projects with schools in Powys are also planned.
Treehigh Sales Bookshop and Gallery Welshpool Market Village Townhall Welshpool Powys