The eternal hell we feared is here That lake of fire that burns within tears of rage sop pillows, fill palms. They taught us that hell was reserved for the hereafter, was reserved for those who denied Creator. They lied They are lying,[..]
I am off to West Virginia tomorrow. A week ago I interviewed with West Virginia Public Broadcast. I'm offering you the link here. I hope you enjoy it and I hope to see some of you along the way. http://www.wvpublic.org/post/how-writing-faith-and-landscape-guided-author-karen-spears-zacharias-home-appalachia#stream/0
Back when I was a teenager, a girlfriend I love very much got pregnant. She was 16. Her daddy was a pastor. Her momma a Bible School teacher. She told no one. Not one soul. She would lay on her bed and stuff her[..]
For the past several years, I have amassed hundreds of pages of documents and photos, and conducted a bevy of interviews in order to write the book I'm currently at work on. It's a true crime story. Several of you have heard me talk[..]
Two of my favorite people have published books this week. Jane Kirkpatrick's latest novel, Everything She Didn't Say, is an exploration of the life of real life pioneer Carrie Strahorn, who penned her own memoir in 1911, titled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage. I'm thinking[..]
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.
For more information on Karen and her books, click here