I understand the temptation. It is so much easier to make stuff up than to do the research, do the interviews, dig up the documents, and then reference all those. This last book was five years in the making. Five years of writing, re-writing, interviewing[..]
I went for a walk this morning When I happened upon this elegant creature, I assumed it was carved from bronze. But alas I was wrong. All the creatures I happened upon, moved slowly, but they moved. It was early still but hot as an[..]
I am off to Baton Rouge. I won’t return until Saturday. Pray for me, will you? I need prayer this week. My girlfriend here in town called me tonight. She’s worried about all this traveling I’ve been doing — Atlanta, Seattle, now Baton Rouge.[..]
I couldn’t find any surveys or studies to reference but I have a theory about the cult-hit book Fifty Shades of Grey. I have a hunch this book is far more popular with white audiences than black ones. Perhaps the Pew Research Center ought to conduct[..]
Church Lady Clothesline by Janie McGee Some years ago, my daughter Shelby and I were traveling across country. I've gone back and forth so many times, in so many ways -- except boat, never taken a boat across country -- that I can't remember[..]
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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