The Queen isn't the only one. Pocketbooks are a thing here, among a certain age group at least. I see men and women carrying them. Of course there are backpacks as well. And in Glasgow it is common to see people pulling suitcases from one[..]
I took a trip with Ellen to Glasgow this week. We had several events lined up. I had hoped to get to the Museum of Modern Art but by the time we found it, replete with sunflowers in remembrance of Ukrainians, we had to hurry[..]
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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