I think, therefore I write.
K.E. Lanning (Karen) is a screenwriter and author born in Houston, Texas.
As a screenwriter, Lanning has written both drama and sci-fi drama, including a multi-award winning pilot (1-hour) screenplay, 'A Spider Sat Beside Her,' for a proposed limited series titled, THE MELT (loosely adapted from her MELT trilogy of novels), and proposed to entail three seasons. In addition, Lanning has written an award-winning pilot for a drama series, 'Where the Sky Meets the Earth.'
As a novelist, Lanning has written two works of literary fiction, as wells as a climate fiction trilogy titled, THE MELT Trilogy: A Spider Sat Beside Her, The Sting of the Bee and Listen to the Birds." Each novel garnered excellent Kirkus Reviews, with the last novel the recipient of Best New Novels of 2019 from Kirkus Reviews.
As a part of her author platform, she’s published a series of book reviews and author interviews on THE MILLIONS and FUTURISM, including authors Claire Vaye Watkins, Hugh Howey, Margaret Atwood, Emily St. John Mandel, Andy Weir, and Cixin Liu.
Lanning is a member of the Virginia Screenwriters Forum, Women in Film & Video, and James River Writers.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    A Spider Sat Beside Her
    Screenplay, Television Script
    In the Wilderness
    Short Script
    PITCH DECK for A Spider Sat Beside Her - Season 1 MELT SERIES
    Other
    The Caretaker
    Short Script
    Where the Sky Meets the Earth
    Screenplay, Television Script
Quarter-finalist
The Caretaker
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2024
Semi-finalist
Where the Sky Meets the Earth
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2024
Semi-finalist
Where the Sky Meets the Earth
28th Annual Fade In Award28th Annual Fade In Awards for TV Pilot/Web Series Competition
United States
2024
Top Finalist
In the Wilderness
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2024
Quarter-finalist
A Spider Sat Beside Her
Reel Harmony Film and Script Festival
London, UK
2024
Semi-finalist
In the Wilderness
Vail Film Festival
Vail, Colorado
2023
Third Place Finalist
A Spider Sat Beside Her
Williamsburg International Film Festival
Williamsburg, VA
2023
Second Rounder in the Drama Teleplay Pilot category
A Spider Sat Beside Her
Austin Film Festival
Austin
2023
Best TV Pilot DRAMA
A Spider Sat Beside Her
New York Screenwriting Awards
New York
2023
Quarterfinalist
A Spider Sat Beside Her
Scriptation Showcase
United States
Nickname
Karen
Birth City
Houston
Current City
Lexington
Hometown
Friendswood
I think, therefore I write.
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