Karen Spears Zacharias Reviews
Karen Spears Zacharias grew up in a home. Her father was killed in action in 1966. Karen was led by that experience to a career as a journalist. She researched at Berry College, Rome, Georgia, got her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, and did her graduate work at Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, Oregon. Karen has worked at newspapers across the nation, including residence to nearby Fort Benning , stints at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, along with also The Fayetteville Observer, house to Fort Bragg. Her commentary has been featured at The Huffington Post, Washington Post, Newsweek, CNN, National Public Radio and the New York Times.
After her memoir AFTER THE FLAG HAS BEEN FOLDED (HarperCollins) had been printed, Karen was propelled onto the national platform advocating on behalf of military families and veterans. She's served on the boards for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Education Center. She is a member of Sons & Daughters in Touch and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Crime author Ann Rule urged Karen to write the story of KARLY SHEEHAN: The True Crime narrative behind Karly’s Legislation. The publication of KARLY SHEEHAN propelled Karen into talking on behalf of abused children and urging for a reversal of court legislation. Karen's husband Tim is a CASA volunteer.,
At 2013, Karen published her first book to broad-acclaim. MOTHER OF RAIN is the first in a series of books set in the Appalachian area of Christian Bend, Tennessee – a place Karen was comfortable with as a child. It was there that Karen escaped to on the heels of the dad’s death. MOTHER OF RAIN (Mercer University Press) has been longlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Award and also received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction by Berea College. MOTHER OF RAIN was adapted for the st
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Karen Spears Zacharias is rated 8 out of 10 based on 343 reviews.