About Karen Jones Gowen

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I AM A WRITER

If you want to be famous, then run for office and be a politician.

If you want to be rich, become a plastic surgeon.

If you want to have people know your name, be a teacher.

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, have children.

But if you want to work alone, feel like a freak, be misunderstood, wonder what the point is, always come up short of time and money while writing stories that bubble up from within about characters you have never met but are strangely in love with, then be a writer.

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I love to read and I believe in the power of books to change lives, for they have changed mine. After raising my very large family, it’s a joy and privilege to finally be writing full-time.

My children’s stories have appeared in the Friend, and my essays in the Jacksonville Journal Courier. My published books are Farm Girl, Uncut Diamonds, House of Diamonds, Lighting Candles in the Snow, and Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for Active Families.

My latest novel Afraid of Everything is scheduled for 2014 release by WiDo Publishing.

Contact me: karenjonesgowen@gmail.com.