Karen Bergstralh was a member of the 1632 Research Committee, and had as her first fiction forays One Man’s Junk in Grantville Gazette IV and Of Masters And Men, both of which focused on down-timers' canny adaptability to opportunities presented by knowledge brought by the Grantvillers. She also contributed non-fiction canonical essays on 1632-verse technology in several issues of the Grantville Gazette.

According to her author entry at, she died in early 2013.