About Karl

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Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and now resides in Canada’s capital city with his beautiful editor-wife and their adorable tiny human.

Almost seventy of Karl’s short stories and articles have been published in magazines since 1998. In 2012 he independently published his debut novel Father John VS the Zombies, and in 2015 he published the sequel, Bishop John VS the Antichrist.

Karl holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate, is an avid commuter-cyclist, and works for the Canadian Federal Public Service.

Primarily a writer of fiction, Karl works in a wide variety of genres, from science fiction and horror to mainstream and detective fiction, as well as in lengths ranging from short stories to novels. Almost all of his work can be classified as theological fiction—a Christian deeply interested in the “big” questions, Karl’s stories explore issues of theology and spirituality even when he doesn’t consciously intend them to do so. For those who care to know, Karl is a Greek Orthodox Christian.

He will occasionally refer to himself in the third person on this website. Feel free to contact Karl.

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Contact Karl

Do you have any questions, compliments, comments, compliments, suggestions, compliments, complaints, compliments, or compliments about Karl, his writing, or this website?

Write to him at karl@ootersplace.com.

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