Mama June. Mama June. Mama June. How could you? Welcome back Mark McDaniel, the convicted sex abuser who abused your own daughter? No man is worth the value of a daughter well-loved. Has all this fame and fleeting fortune (Just ask Kate) muddled your brain?[..]
When I was in Wenatchee last week I got a preview of my grandson in his Halloween outfit and ohmygosh is it the cutest thing ever! I'd post a photo of him to charm you but his daddy and mama forbade me to take[..]
Several years ago, while I was speaking at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, a lovely woman approached me. She didn't give me her name at first but she said we knew each other. Don't you remember me? she asked. I studied her face[..]
The following is an excerpt from MOTHER OF RAIN, a novel: “Tell me the story of Jack again,” I asked, pleading with Doc to tell me the story he told every Halloween. “Oh, you don’t want to hear that old tale, again,” he[..]
The following is an excerpt from Demon Dog, Star Captain and other Apocalyptic tales, now available on Kindle: Star Captain believes, as author Tim LaHaye has been saying for years now, that a terrifying Tribulation is drawing nigh. Star Captain has even[..]
Several years ago following a book event at the library in Cannon Beach I was approached by a beautiful woman who told me a terrifying tale. It, like so many terrifying tales, involved depression and anxiety and brokenness and silence. And years of unanswered questions.[..]
I give this lecture every term where I ask a question of my students: “What will you set yourself on fire for?” I ask that question after lecturing about a produce farmer in Tunisia who set himself on fire over the injustices of a corrupt[..]
I met this lady on the plane coming back from Minneapolis. I knew I liked her the minute she turned to a guy in his 30s and said, "I see you giving me that old lady look." He had been of course. Giving[..]
The terrorist group that calls itself ISIS appears to be somewhat tech savvy. Every time they saw the head off another innocent human being they make sure to capture it all on their iPhones or Droids or whatever camera it is they use[..]
Author/Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias is a Gold Star daughter and an alumna of Oregon State University, Shepherd University and University of West Scotland.
Karen's work has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America.
Her debut novel, Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press), received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction from Berea College and was adapted for the stage by Georgia's Historic State Theater, The Springer. In 2018, Karen was named Appalachian Heritage Writer by Shepherd University, and Mother of Rain was chosen as the One Book One West Virginia Read.
Her first true crime book A Silence of Mockingbirds was chosen by the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the One City Read.
The Murder Gene is her second true crime work.
Karen and her husband, Tim, make their home in Deschutes County, Oregon.
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