About Me

I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Science in  Education from Kent State University and studied art at San Diego State University.  I have edited numerous legal documents and government reports, and have written artist biographies and articles for an art gallery web site in Durango, Colorado, and hiked and backpacked all over Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and California. I enjoy watercolor painting and some years ago moved to Tucson, Arizona. I write about individuals who must persevere through difficulty and crisis in order to grow and accept themselves for who they truly are. I am a child abuse survivor, and humbly hope my stories give readers pleasure and confidence to face their own difficulties, knowing they are not alone.

Karen mounted on a Texas longhorn
I visited East Texas where my novel takes place, and found this critter to be quite friendly.

I write about people who struggle and eventually succeed.

I hope my stories encourage readers in the amazing potential of each of his or her life regardless of what may have occurred in the past.

Remember, you are never alone! 

My tuxedo cat buddy, Dickens, is my helper and muse.

My tuxedo cat, Dickens with my laptop, open to my novel on Scrivener.
Dickens and my laptop open to my novel on Scrivener.

Email me at:  karen2silver@yahoo.com

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Critique Circle
Critique Circle

P.S.: I believe climate change is the most important issue facing the world today.


6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Karen,

    You have been on my mind a lot lately, so I “googled” you and what a surprise! You have become an author!

    The real reason I am writing is that over the years, whenever a person is in my thoughts very strongly, it usually means they are thinking of me, about to contact me, or worse, have something going wrong in their lives. I hope it is just the former.

    I mentioned to Gail, my wife, the other day that you have been on my mind very strongly lately, and she said,” you better call her”

    Drop me aline and, hopefully tell me all ois OK with you and your husband.



  2. Hi Karen,

    Thanks for sharing your blog. Really like what you’re doing. You’ve inspired me to start one of my own. I’ll probably go through a few fits and restarts before I’m satisfied. Takes away valuable writing time but I guess if you’re going to write you might as well keep up a public image.

    Let me know if you have any hard-earned nuggets of knowledge to share!

    Your CC friend,


    • I learned a tremendous amount about Social Media and writers’ platforms at the Tucson Festival of Books a couple weeks ago. I suggest you get Kristen Lamb’s book, Rise of the Machines. It should be every writer’s bible for social media and selling your writing. Main suggestion for your blog: Do not blog about writing. Writing only speaks to writers, and you want to speak to readers, which is why I am busy changing my blog. You want to blog about universals, like pets, food, and the universals you write about in your novels. There are plenty of other blogs about writing, and I’ll keep sharing those on my blog, as well as try to make it entertaining. What universals do you like to read about?


  3. Hi,
    Nice blog you have…!
    And really inspiring you are passing your retired life by travelling..Amazing..!
    Wishing you good luck..!


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