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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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Broken Ground

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Featured Author: Tamara Leigh

Featured Author: Tamara Leigh

Tamara Leigh is a USA Today Bestselling author and holds a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology. In 2006, Tamara’s first inspirational contemporary romance, Stealing Adda, was released. In 2008, Perfecting Kate was optioned for a movie and Splitting Harriet won an ACFW “Book of the Year” award. The following year, Faking Grace was… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Naomi Rawlings

Featured Author: Naomi Rawlings

Naomi Rawlings spends her days picking up after her three kids, cleaning, playing and, of course, writing.  Her husband pastors a small church in Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where her family shares its ten wooded acres with black bears, wolves, coyotes, deer and bald eagles. Naomi and her family live only three miles from Lake… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Dina L. Sleiman

Featured Author: Dina L. Sleiman

Dina L. Sleiman writes stories of passion and grace. She also serves as an acquisitions and content editor for WhiteFire Publishing, and she loves to teach at writers conferences throughout the US.  Most of the time you will find this Virginia Beach resident reading, biking, dancing, or hanging out with her husband and three children,… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Belle Calhoune

Featured Author: Belle Calhoune

Belle Calhoune grew up in a small town in Massachusetts, one of five children.  Growing up across the street from a public library was a huge influence on her life.  Married to her college sweetheart, she is raising two lovely daughters in Connecticut.  A dog lover, she has one mini poodle and a chocolate lab.… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Angela Hunt

Featured Author: Angela Hunt

 Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. A Christy-Award winner with over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels. Her books have won… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Gail Sattler

Featured Author: Gail Sattler

Gail Sattler is the author of numerous novels, novellas, gift books, cookbooks and devotions. She is a longstanding member of East Ridge Community Fellowship, a Mennonite Brethren church. She lives and writes in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Gail is a wife, mother, writer, and musician, and the order of those things will depend on what day it… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Featured Author: Sandra D. Bricker

Sandra D. Bricker was raised as a Cincinnati Kid and spent her formative years dreaming about the movies and television shows she would someday write. It came as no surprise to anyone when she packed up her Ford Fiesta and migrated to Los Angeles to study screenwriting. When, at her mother’s urging, she channeled her writing… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Lisa Phillips

Featured Author: Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips is a British-born, tea drinking, guitar playing, wife and mom of two and an Airedale puppy.  Lisa favors high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after. And she understands that faith is a work-in-progress more exciting than any fiction. The following is an August 2015… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Merrillee Whren

Featured Love Inspired Author: Merrillee Whren

Merrillee Whren is an award-winning author who writes inspirational romance. She is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award for best inspirational romance manuscript presented by Romance Writers of America. She has also been the recipient of the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. Merrillee is married to her own personal… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Lyn Cote

Featured Author: Lyn Cote

Lyn Cote grew up loving books. Her favorite night of the week was Friday night, when the Bookmobile came to her neighborhood in Illinois. She’d spend those two hours chatting with the driver of the Bookmobile and the librarian and making the big decision of the week — which books to check out!  In those distant… Continue Reading

Featured Author: Lynette Sowell

Featured Author: Lynette Sowell

Lynette Sowell is the award-winning author of more than twenty titles for Barbour Publishing, Harlequin, and Abingdon Press. Lynette was born in Western Massachusetts in the shadow of the Berkshire Mountains, raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, but makes her home on the doorstep of the Texas hill country. She loves reading, cooking, watching movies,… Continue Reading

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