Author: Karen Spears Zacharias

  • Keep Up the Fire

    Keep Up the Fire

      This is the day, six years back, that my buddy Gordon "Flash" Wofford passed away. He always signed every email: Keep Up the Fire "Flash". I can't hardly wrap my brain around six years gone. Those of you who read MOTHER OF RAIN will[..]
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  • Uncivil Discourse

    Uncivil Discourse

    Before I begin this discussion, let me just say, I have been guilty of this very thing.  There have been times when I have gotten all in a huff over something somebody said, some opinion they've expressed, some thought they had, some issue they were[..]
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  • Exploitation of Harper Lee

    Exploitation of Harper Lee

      Readers and writers the world over are abuzz with the news that Harper Lee is releasing a novel. Doing the very thing she swore to the Barefooted Jesus she would never do. It has been a well-known fact that Harper Lee, now 88,  has[..]
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  • On the Week You Were Born

    On the Week You Were Born

    On the week you were born, the sun shone bright in the town where I live, but an inversion of cotton-white clouds filled the basin of the Columbia. Looking in my rear view mirror as I drove south on Highway 97, through Rufus, Moro, Grass[..]
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  • Book Giveaway: The Grand Paradox

    Book Giveaway: The Grand Paradox

      I'm in Bend, Oregon for an extended period of time, playing granny-in-waiting. Little Sawyer is due any day now and so I'm here, praying for a safe delivery, healthy baby and mama, and yes, getting my grad school work done online. Not since Jesus[..]
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  • Insights from the Mailbag

    Insights from the Mailbag

      There are other voices that don't get the exposure that mine manages to. The voices of people who aren't writers by trade but have such valuable things to say. They've written to me this week, in wake of the CNN essay & appearance. I[..]
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  • Why I refuse to see American Sniper

    Why I refuse to see American Sniper

      Here's the Link to the CNN essay and appearance: (CNN)"American Sniper" stormed the box office this past weekend with $105 million in ticket sales. Not since the Rambo movies have so many farmers and ranch hands buddy-upped to the popcorn counter. As much as[..]
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  • Love Gone Wrong

    Love Gone Wrong

    Congratulation to Beth Wilkes of Alabama & Dorcie Tracy of Oregon. They are the winners of Leigh Anne's book. Thanks to all who entered.  The wedding was perfect in every way. Lovely flowers. Lovely dress. Lovely bride.   Their church family was there. The cousins[..]
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  • What Darkness Fears

    What Darkness Fears

      [caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="580"] On the streets of Paris.[/caption] It was not for love of fashion or the macaroons that I went to Paris. What drew me to France was the art of remembering and honoring. What drew me to France was the writing[..]
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