Featured Author: Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Featured Author: Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Karen Halvorsen Schreck
Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Karen Halvorsen Schreck‘s short stories and articles have appeared in Literal Latté, Other Voices, Image, as well as other literary journals and magazines, and have received various awards, including a Pushcart Prize, an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, and in 2008, first prize awards for memoir and devotional magazine writing from the Evangelical Press Association.

Karen’s latest historical novel, Broken Ground, released from Simon & Schuster/Howard Books in May, 2016. Her recently published historical novel, Sing for Mewas called by Publisher’s Weekly in a Starred Review: “impressive…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner.” Karen’s Young Adult novel, While He Was Away (Sourcebooks), was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. She’s also the author of  Dream Journal (Hyperion), which was a 2006 Young Adult BookSense Pick, and the award-winning children’s book Lucy’s Family Tree (Tilbury House).

Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She works as a freelance writer and editor, teaches writing and literature, and lives with her husband, the photographer Greg Halvorsen Schreck, and their two children in Wheaton, Illinois.

The following is a May 2016 interview with Karen Halvorsen Schreck.

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Novel Spotlight: Medical Judgment

Novel Spotlight: Medical Judgment

Medical Judgment is the latest medical suspense novel by Richard L. Mabry, the bestselling author of Miracle Drug, Fatal Trauma, Critical Condition, Heart Failure, Stress Test, and the Prescription for Trouble series. Romantic Times has reviewed Medical Judgment and made it a Top Pick with 4.5 stars, saying “Mabry has hit it out of the park with his latest medical… Continue Reading

April 2016 Category Fiction

April 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

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Novel Spotlight: What Happened on Beale Street

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Featured Author: Johnnie Alexander

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March 2016 Christian Fiction

March 2016 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for March 2016 include 31 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Harvest House Publishers, Howard Books, Realms, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Multnomah and Zondervan Publishing. PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you… Continue Reading

March 2016 Category Fiction

March 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for March 2016 include 16 titles from Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, and Love Inspired Historical. The following is a title listing with descriptions of each release, plus links for purchase in the following formats: Digital format from Amazon Kindle (US & Canada) Digital format from Mills & Boon (Australia… Continue Reading

February 2016 Christian Fiction

February 2016 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for February 2016 include 21 titles from Abingdon Press, Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Harvest House Publishers, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, WaterBrook Multnomah and Zondervan Publishing. PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to… Continue Reading

February 2016 Category Fiction

February 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

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January 2016 Christian Fiction

January 2016 Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for January 2016 include 18 titles from Barbour Publishing, Bethany House Publishers, Revell Books, Thomas Nelson Publishers, and Zondervan Publishing. PLUS! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Simply comment at the end of the blog post on which titles you would love to read the most and you can enter the draw. ~~… Continue Reading

WISP Directory: January 2016 Showcase

WISP Directory: January 2016 Showcase

The WISP Directory is a new Soul Inspirationz feature listing Christian Indie Fiction and Christian Small Press Fiction. It allows readers to discover Christian novels and novellas published outside of traditional big press fiction, usually available in digital format and sometimes in print format. Read on to discover more about the newest additions to the WISP… Continue Reading

January 2016 Category Fiction

January 2016 Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for January 2016 include 16 titles from Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, and Love Inspired Historical. The following is a title listing with descriptions of each release, plus links for purchase in the following formats: Digital format from Amazon Kindle (US & Canada) Digital format from Mills & Boon (Australia… Continue Reading

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