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About Karen Kenworthy

Karen Kenworthy, our founder, was the author of Karen's Power Tools and Karen's Power Tools Newsletter.  Karen died in 2011.

Karen wrote for Windows Magazine and Winmag.com for almost a decade, then spent the next decade writing 30+ Power Tools and sending 148 issues of her accompanying newsletter. She also did custom programming and worked on websites.

Karen died on April 12th, 2011 — her brother sent the 149th issue a few days later.

  • The first issue of Karen's Power Tools Newsletter was emailed on September 28th, 1999, to a handful people.
  • Word spread, and eventually 100 people subscribed every day.
  • The 148th issue was sent to more than 80,000 on March 17, 2010
  • There were more than 90,000 subscribers by the time that option was removed from the website in 2015.
  • We're planning to send the 150th issue before the end of 2017.